Volunteer State Community College

1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066-3188
Tel: (615)452-8600
7,664 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 7,664 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.
Volunteer State Community College is the only community colleges within Sumner County, TN.
The nearest community college is Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville (12.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 232 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Volunteer State Community College (TN) 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 Private for-profit
Total Faculty 232 staff 28 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,664 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,664 students 472 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 33:1 30:1
# Full-Time Students 3,377 students 369 students
# Part-Time Students 4,287 students 216 students
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
2%
3%
% Black
6%
17%
% White
86%
74%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
2%
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. 0.26 0.42

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,511 is less than the state average of $11,018. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,639 is less than the state average of $13,659. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,511 $11,018
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,639 $13,659
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 94%
Source: 2014 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,782 students | 12.10 Mi1524 Gallatin Rd
    Nashville TN 37206
    (615)226-3990
    12.101,782
  • 287 students | 12.10 Mi590 Cheron Rd
    Nashville TN 37115
    (888)986-2787
    12.10287
  • 319 students | 12.60 Mi1515 Gallatin Pike North
    Madison TN 37115
    (615)859-8090
    12.60319
  • 380 students | 17.30 Mi441 Donelson Pk Ste 150
    Nashville TN 37214
    (615)889-5520
    17.30380
  • Kaplan College-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    369 students | 19.00 Mi750 Envious Lane
    Nashville TN 37217
    (615)279-8300
    19.00369
Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,285 per year for in-state students and $13,707 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,377 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 78%. 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 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.