Columbia State Community College

  • Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution in southern middle Tennessee, is dedicated to providing access to collegiate education, promoting lifelong learning and supporting community development.
School Highlights
  • Columbia State Community College serves 5,117 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • Columbia State Community College is the only community colleges within Maury County, TN.
  • The nearest community college to Columbia State Community College is National College-Nashville (36.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Columbia State Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Columbia State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty161 staff29 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Columbia State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Columbia State Community College diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,117 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,092 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students3,025 students262 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
5%
17%
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% White
89%
74%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.200.42
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College Completion Rate
16%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,799 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,863 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,799$4,573
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,863$14,803
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,297
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Acceptance Rate100%76%
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SAT Reading455455
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SAT Math420445
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SAT Writing455455
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ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1819
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ACT Math1718
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ACT Writing1818
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Columbia State, the first of Tennessee's community colleges, was founded in 1966. The college was temporarily housed in facilities throughout the city of Columbia until the present campus was occupied. On March 15, 1967, Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated the Columbia campus. Today, the college serves close to 10,000 students per year in credit and continuing education courses and awards more than ten million dollars in financial aid. Five academic divisions offer students over 50 programs of study and the opportunity to earn a certificate, associate of arts, associate of science or associate of applied science degree. In addition to the Columbia campus, the college has locations in Lawrence, Marshall, Wayne and Williamson counties. Columbia State provides general transfer and career degrees, academic and technical certificates, developmental studies and continuing education opportunities at locations throughout the college's service area and online. The college promotes academic excellence with emphasis on student learning that builds knowledge, develops skills and broadens perspectives. In addition, Columbia State initiates partnerships in support of economic and community development and contributes to intellectual, cultural, physical and social advancement in its service area. Columbia State offers over 50 programs that can lead to a degree or certificate in Business & Technology, Developmental Studies, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, Education and Developmental Studies, Physical Education and University Partnerships. Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • National College-Nashville
    Private, for profit
    517 students | 36.80 Mi1638 Bell Road
    Nashville TN  37211
    (615)333-3344
    36.80517
  • 10,193 students | 37.90 Mi120 White Bridge Rd
    Nashville TN  37209
    (615)353-3333
    37.9010,193
  • Aquinas College
    Private, non-profit
    472 students | 38.20 Mi4210 Harding Pike
    Nashville TN  37205
    (615)297-7545
    38.20472
  • Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private, for profit
    367 students | 39.20 Mi3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105
    Nashville TN  37211
    (615)320-5917
    39.20367
  • John A Gupton College
    Private, non-profit
    129 students | 40.80 Mi1616 Church St
    Nashville TN  37203
    (615)327-3927
    40.80129
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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.