Walters State Community College

500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
Tel: (800)225-4770
5,947 students
Public institution
  • 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 5,947 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
Walters State Community College is the only community colleges within Hamblen County, TN.
The nearest community college is Fountainhead College of Technology (38.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 227 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
College Walters State Community College (TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 227 staff 28 staff
Walters State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,947 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,947 students 472 students
Walters State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 30:1
Walters State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,227 students 369 students
Walters State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,720 students 216 students
Walters State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Walters State Community College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Walters State Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
3%
3%
Walters State Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
17%
Walters State Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
91%
73%
Walters State Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Walters State Community College More (2009-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
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Walters State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.17 0.44
Walters State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,519 is less than the state average of $3,525. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,647 is equal to the state average of $13,647. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,519 $3,525
Walters State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,647 $13,647
Walters State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 100% 83%
Walters State Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
ACT Total Avg. 57 57
ACT Composite 19 19
Walters State Community College ACT Composite (2013-2014)
ACT English 19 19
Walters State Community College ACT English (2013-2014)
ACT Math 19 19
Walters State Community College ACT Math (2013-2014)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Golf,
Softball, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 40 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Agriculture Club, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Business Management Student Organization, Claiborne County Ministry, Claiborne Service Learners Club, Communication Club, Culinarians Guild, Debate Team, Drama Club, History Club, Hospitality Business Student Association, International Club, International Club of Sevier County, Kappa Beta Delta, Music Club, Organic Chemistry Club, Paralegal Studies Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Philosophy Club, Physical Therapist Assistants Association, Psychology Club, Recording Club, Respiratory Care Club, Rotaract Club, Science Club, Senators Pages, Service Learners of WSGC, Sevier County Ambassadors, Sevierville Collegiate Ministry, Social Sciences Club, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Nurses Association, Student Tennessee Education Association, Students for A Democratic Society, WSCC Cheerleading Squad, Walters State Chess Club, Walters State Folk Club, Word Up Club Art Club, Astronomy Club, Debate Team, Drama Club, History Club, Music Club, Recording Club, Rotaract Club, Science Club, Senators Pages, Word Up Club, Agriculture Club,
Baptist Collegiate Ministry,
Business Management Student Organization,
Claiborne County Ministry,
Claiborne Service Learners Club,
Communication Club,
Culinarians Guild,
Hospitality Business Student Association,
International Club,
International Club of Sevier County,
Kappa Beta Delta,
Organic Chemistry Club,
Paralegal Studies Club,
Phi Theta Kappa,
Philosophy Club,
Physical Therapist Assistants Association,
Psychology Club,
Respiratory Care Club,
Service Learners of WSGC,
Sevier County Ambassadors,
Sevierville Collegiate Ministry,
Social Sciences Club,
Student Government Association (SGA),
Student Nurses Association,
Student Tennessee Education Association,
Students for A Democratic Society,
WSCC Cheerleading Squad,
Walters State Chess Club,
Walters State Folk Club,
Source: 2014 (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 $3,525 per year for in-state students and $13,647 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,867 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.