Motlow State Community College

6015 Ledford Mill Road
Tullahoma, TN 37388-0000
Tel: (931)393-1500
  • 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 4,758 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • Motlow State Community College is the only community colleges within Coffee County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro (31.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 142 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Motlow State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty142 staff29 staff
Motlow State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,758 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,758 students631 students
Motlow State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:130:1
Motlow State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,093 students369 students
Motlow State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,665 students262 students
Motlow State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Motlow State Community College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Motlow State Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
3%
Motlow State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
17%
Motlow State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
87%
74%
Motlow State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Motlow State Community College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
2%
Motlow State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.240.42
Motlow State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
22%
30%
Motlow State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,700$29,500
Motlow State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,804 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 $11,340 is less than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,804$4,573
Motlow State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,340$14,803
Motlow State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%93%
Motlow State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,925$17,000
Motlow State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,297
Motlow State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate42%74%
Motlow State Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
SAT Total Avg.1,4991,449
SAT Reading532525
Motlow State Community College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math519455
Motlow State Community College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing448469
Motlow State Community College SAT Writing (2009-2010)
ACT Total Avg.7057
ACT Composite1919
Motlow State Community College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1919
Motlow State Community College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1819
Motlow State Community College ACT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Writing14-
Motlow State Community College ACT Writing (2009-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.