Volunteer State Community College

1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
Tel: (615)452-8600
8,153 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 8,153 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Volunteer State Community College is the only community colleges within Sumner County, TN.
The nearest community college is Nossi College of Art (12.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 246 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Volunteer 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 246 staff
61 staff
Volunteer State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,153 has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,153 students 1,296 students
Volunteer State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
21:1
Volunteer State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,447 students
814 students
Volunteer State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,706 students
1,040 students
Volunteer State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Volunteer State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Volunteer State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
21%
Volunteer State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
15%
Volunteer State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
81%
51%
Volunteer State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Volunteer State Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Volunteer State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Volunteer State Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Volunteer 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. 0.34 0.68
Volunteer State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,607 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,047 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,607 $5,660
Volunteer State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,047 $10,250
Volunteer State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
89%
Volunteer State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2006 (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:

Recent Articles
January 22, 2016
Many degree programs require students to take electives but what are the pros and cons of elective courses?
December 03, 2015
Tuition expenses continue to rise each and every year, forcing students to find ever more creative ways to raise money. In this article you will find plenty of creative ways to raise money for school.
November 05, 2015
More and more, students are choosing to go to community college over traditional four-year universities but community colleges still have a bad reputation. Learn why in this informative article.
Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,668 per year for in-state students and $13,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,533 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Anthem Career College-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.