Aquinas College

Tel: (615)297-7545
  • The primary mission of Aquinas College is to provide an atmosphere of learning permeated with faith, directed to the intellectual, moral and professional formation of the human person. Aquinas seeks to foster intellectual achievement and personal growth in a socially and economically diverse population. The Christian principles and values they learn enrich students. Faculty and staff seek to make students aware that a relationship exists between human culture and the message of salvation. Thus, the mission of Aquinas College is to bring this message of salvation to bear on ethical, social, political, religious, and cultural issues.
School Highlights
  • Aquinas College serves 472 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Aquinas College is one of 12 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is Nashville State Community College (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Aquinas College (TN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 45 staff 28 staff
Aquinas College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 472 has declined by 24% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 472 students 585 students
Aquinas College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 30:1
Aquinas College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 210 students 369 students
Aquinas College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 262 students 216 students
Aquinas College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Aquinas College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 191 students 380 students
# Graduate Students 19 students 19 students
Aquinas College Graduation BreakDown TN All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
92 92
Aquinas College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
2%
Aquinas College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
3%
Aquinas College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
17%
Aquinas College Black (2007-2016)
% White
77%
73%
Aquinas College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Aquinas College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
6%
3%
Aquinas 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. 0.40 0.44
Aquinas College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $50,900 -
Aquinas College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,550 is more than the state average of $14,217. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $20,550 $14,217
Aquinas College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 94%
Aquinas College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $21,426 -
Aquinas College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,500 -
Aquinas College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 61% 83%
Aquinas College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 1,631 1,449
SAT Reading 573 525
Aquinas College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math 508 455
Aquinas College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing 550 469
Aquinas College SAT Writing (2008-2011)
ACT Total Avg. 70 57
ACT Composite 23 19
Aquinas College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English 25 19
Aquinas College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math 22 19
Aquinas College ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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