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Motlow State Community College Photo #1 - Hiatt-Spivey building on Motlow's Smyrna campus.
  • Motlow State Community College, an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents in the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, is a public, comprehensive, two-year, open-access college founded in 1969. The college awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates of credit.

School Highlights

Motlow State Community College serves 6,992 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,992 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,804
  • Out-state tuition: $11,340
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 414 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
Motlow State Community College
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
414 staff
81 staff
This chart display total faculty of Motlow State Community College and community college average number of faculty in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Motlow State Community College has grown by 46% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Motlow State Community College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,992 students
1,209 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Motlow State Community College and community college average number of enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Motlow State Community College and community college average student staff ratio of TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
3,439 students
656 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,553 students
553 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Motlow State Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Motlow State Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of TN.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
295 students
401 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,439 students
656 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Motlow State Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,553 students
3,036 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
44 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
13 students
% Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Motlow State Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Motlow State Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
10%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Motlow State Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
73%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Motlow State Community College and the percentage of White community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Motlow State Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score
0.45
0.49
This chart display the diversity score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average diversity score of TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
10.91%
7.11%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Motlow State Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,700
$29,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Motlow State Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of TN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,804 is less than the state average of $8,156. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,340 is less than the state average of $15,172. The out-state tuition has declined by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,804
$8,156
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Motlow State Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,340
$15,172
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Motlow State Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Motlow State Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$3,500
$11,732
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Motlow State Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$2,800
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Motlow State Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
42%
94%
This chart display the percent admitted of Motlow State Community College and the community college average percent admitted of TN by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Reading
532
525
This chart display the SAT Reading score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average SAT Reading score of TN by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Math
519
455
This chart display the SAT Math score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average SAT Math score of TN by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Writing
448
455
This chart display the SAT Writing score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average SAT Writing score of TN by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
ACT Composite
19
19
This chart display the ACT Composite score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average ACT Composite score of TN by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
ACT English
19
19
This chart display the ACT English score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average ACT English score of TN by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
ACT Math
18
19
This chart display the ACT Math score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average ACT Math score of TN by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
ACT Writing
14
18
This chart display the ACT Writing score of Motlow State Community College and the community college average ACT Writing score of TN by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Motlow College is a multi-location community college providing degree programs designed for transfer to other colleges and universities; degree and non-degree programs designed to develop immediate job readiness skills and competencies and public service, lifelong learning, and workforce development programs to promote personal enrichment and economic and community development. The central campus of Motlow State Community College is located on 185 acres of beautifully wooded land in Moore County. The 187-acre site for the college was donated by the Motlow family of Lynchburg, Tennessee. Because of this generous gift and because of Senator Reagor Motlow's contributions to education in Tennessee, Governor Buford Ellington and Commissioner of Education, J. Howard Warf, recommended that the college be named Motlow State Community College. Motlow State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Level I associate degree.
Profile last updated: 07/12/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Motlow State Community College cost?

Motlow State Community College's tuition is approximately $3,804 for In-State students and $11,340 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Motlow State Community College?

The acceptance rate of Motlow State Community College is 42%, which is lower than the state average of 94%.

What sports does Motlow State Community College offer?

Motlow State Community College offers 4 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Softball.

What is Motlow State Community College's ranking?

Motlow State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,992 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,804
  • Out-state tuition: $11,340
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,156 per year for in-state students and $15,172 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,920 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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