Volunteer State Community College

1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin
TN, 37066-3188
Tel: (615)452-8600
8,175 students
Public institution
Volunteer State Community College is a public, comprehensive community college offering associate degrees and technical certificates. The institution is committed to excellence in serving the citizens of northern Middle Tennessee. Volunteer State is committed to providing quality innovative educational programs; strengthening community and workforce partnerships; addressing the needs of a global society; promoting cultural and economic development; inspiring lifelong learning; and preparing students for successful careers, university transfer, and meaningful civic participation through the use of exemplary faculty and staff.
School Highlights:
Volunteer State Community College serves 8,175 students (44% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Volunteer State Community College is the only community colleges within Sumner County, TN.
The nearest community college is Nossi College of Art (12.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Volunteer State Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 8,175 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,175 students
1,287 students
Volunteer State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,611 students
832 students
Volunteer State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,564 students
1,021 students
Volunteer State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Volunteer State Community College sch enrollment Volunteer State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Volunteer State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Volunteer State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Volunteer State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
89%
66%
Volunteer State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Volunteer State Community College More (2009-2012)
Volunteer State Community College sch ethnicity Volunteer State Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.20 0.45
Volunteer State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,511 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,639 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,511 $5,845
Volunteer State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,639 $10,047
Volunteer State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Volunteer State Community College is a public two-year community college in Gallatin, Tenn., serving a twelve-county region including the counties of Clay, Davidson, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson. The College is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body. Volunteer State offers the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Transfer Degrees in more than 40 Areas of Emphasis. The college also offer the Associate of Applied Science Career Programs in the fields of Allied Health, Business, Math and Science, and Social Science and Education. Technical Certificates are offered in Allied Health and Business. Volunteer State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree and holds membership in the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, and the Southern Association of Junior Colleges and the Tennessee College Association.

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,523 per year for in-state students and $13,669 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.