Walters State Community College

500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
Tel: (423)585-2600
6,265 students
Public institution

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Walters State Community College, a public two-year higher education institution, is a component of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The mission of Walters State is consistent with the college's shared vision for guiding the college into the twenty-first century and with the values expressed within the Campus Compact. Walters State is a learning centered, comprehensive community college established to provide affordable and quality higher education opportunities for the residents of upper East Tennessee. The college offers programs of study that lead to the Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science in Teaching, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.
School Highlights:
Walters State Community College serves 6,265 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Walters State Community College is the only community colleges within Hamblen County, TN.
The nearest community college is Fountainhead College of Technology (38.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 225 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Walters State Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 225 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,265 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,265 students
1,282 students
Walters State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Walters State Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,171 students
810 students
Walters State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,094 students
1,017 students
Walters State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Walters State Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Walters State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Walters State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Walters State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Walters State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Walters State Community College More (2009-2013)
Walters State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.12 0.53
Walters State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,615 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,055 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,615 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,055 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Walters State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 100%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

As a comprehensive community college, Walters State provides leadership to a geographically large and diverse service area. The primary service area includes the counties of Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier, and Union. The college has a TBR approved expanded service area including other East Tennessee counties for Public Safety and Health programs. Walters State provides university parallel programs, programs and courses in business, technical education, health, public safety, and arts and sciences, continuing education and community service programs, personal enrichment, and lifelong learning, cultural enrichment programs, public service programs, advanced, honors, and developmental education programs, programs, services, and activities designed to enhance student opportunities, achievement, personal development, sense of civic responsibility, leadership skills, and general welfare. Walters State is accredited by the Commission on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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 $14,272 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.