• Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC) was established in 1919. Our first course of training was auto mechanics. Originally, students came only from the Nashville area but our market area has gradually expanded to include all 50 states and 62 foreign countries. In 1935, we added the diesel engine to our curriculum, and in 1946, we added Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (Body and Fender). In our history we have also taught Radio Repair, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning. We have been approved for the training of veterans since 1946, and about 30 states use our school for the training of the disabled through vocational rehabilitation.

School Highlights

Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville serves 1,592 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,592 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
153 staff
81 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
11
10

Student Body

The student population of Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,592 students
1,209 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,592 students
656 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
553 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
698 students
13 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
6%
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% Black
33%
18%
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% White
57%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.56
0.49
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College Completion Rate
59%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,300
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,730
$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
48%
71%
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SAT Reading
n/a
525
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Composite
n/a
19
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
19
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • NADC recently joined Lincoln Educational Services and became one of their 32 campus locations in 15 different states. NADC serves as the corporation's Nashville Campus. Our reputation as one of the nation's top schools for auto-diesel and collision repair and refinishing technical training has been earned over our 86-year history. Career training programs currently offered at NADC includes Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs: Automotive and Diesel Technology and Auto Body Repair Technology. Diploma Programs includes Automotive and Diesel Technology, Auto Body Repair Technology and High-Performance. NADC provides a full service all-you-can-eat cafeteria, 2 on-campus dormitories and available off-campus apartments.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,592 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Davidson County, TN private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,367 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Davidson County, TN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Davidson County, TN is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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