• Cleveland State Community College is an accredited public community college serving approximately 3,500 credit students and 1,500 non-credit students. Committed to quality education, Cleveland State operates within the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

School Highlights

Cleveland State Community College serves 3,074 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,074 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,338
  • Out-state tuition: $16,914
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cleveland State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 248 teachers has grown by 125% over five years.
Cleveland State Community College
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
248 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cleveland State Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Cleveland State Community College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,074 students
890 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,614 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,460 students
1,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
229 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,614 students
638 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,460 students
1,612 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
195 students
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
5%
15%
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% White
87%
73%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
n/a
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.24
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.07%
7.11%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,100
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,338 is less than the state average of $5,142. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,914 is more than the state average of $15,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,338
$5,142
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$16,914
$15,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
96%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
100%
83%
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SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Total Avg.
56
58
ACT Composite
19
20
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ACT English
19
19
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ACT Math
18
19
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Multiple Clubs and Organizations, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir and Vocal Rhapsody

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading, Intramural dodge ball, ping-pong, pool
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Cleveland State Community College, a two-year institution within the Tennessee Board of Regents System, provides accessible, responsive, and quality educational opportunities primarily for residents of southeastern Tennessee. The College delivers developmental education, university transfer programming, workforce training, and community services. By engaging students in the learning process, the College aspires to promote success, enhance quality of life, and encourage civic involvement. The College strives to be a responsible partner in lifelong learning for the individual and in economic development for the region.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cleveland State Community College cost?

Cleveland State Community College's tuition is approximately $4,338 for In-State students and $16,914 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Cleveland State Community College?

The acceptance rate of Cleveland State Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 83%.

What sports does Cleveland State Community College offer?

Cleveland State Community College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Cleveland State Community College's ranking?

Cleveland State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,074 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,338
  • Out-state tuition: $16,914
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • Source: Verified school update

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