School Highlights

John A Gupton College serves 167 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 167 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,270
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 23%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

John A Gupton College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 120% over five years.
John A Gupton 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
Private not-for-profit
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
11 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of John A Gupton College has grown by 51% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The John A Gupton College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
167 students
2,098 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
56 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
111 students
1,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
117 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
56 students
638 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
111 students
1,612 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
13 students
195 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
15%
15%
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% White
77%
73%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
10%
30%
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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) (Year 2013)
$36,600
$29,000

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $10,270 is less than the state average of $13,551. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$10,270
$13,551
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Tuition Notes
295.00 Per Credit Hr
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
96%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,825
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
76%
83%
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SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Composite
20
20
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ACT English
20
19
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ACT Math
19
19
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • John A. Gupton College was the first independent institution of Funeral Service Education to earn regional accreditation and thus be able to offer a course of study leading to the Associate of Arts Degree. The College's pursuit of regional accreditation establishes its role as a pioneer in the educational community. Located in the heart of Nashville's academic community, John A. Gupton College offers a well equipped facility conducive to effective learning. The new facility houses classrooms, science laboratory, marketing center, restorative arts laboratory, preparation area, offices, library/computer center, and a fully equipped student lounge. The college offers courses in General Business, Natural Sciences, Health & Human Services, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Funeral Service Arts And Sciences. John A. Gupton College is Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service. The College is also accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does John A Gupton College cost?

John A Gupton College's private state tuition is approximately $10,270.

What is the acceptance rate of John A Gupton College?

The acceptance rate of John A Gupton College is 76%, which is lower than the state average of 83%.

What is John A Gupton College's ranking?

John A Gupton College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 167 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,270
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 23%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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