Motlow State Community College

  • 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%.

Top Rankings

Motlow State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 414 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
Motlow State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty414 staff81 staff
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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 Enrollment6,992 students1,209 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
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# Full-Time Students3,439 students656 students
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# Part-Time Students3,553 students553 students
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
6%
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% Black
10%
18%
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% White
73%
69%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.450.49
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College Completion Rate
33%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,700$29,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,804 is less than the state average of $6,149. 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 $15,358. The out-state tuition has declined by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,804$6,149
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,340$15,358
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$3,500$11,732
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,950$5,500
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Acceptance Rate42%94%
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SAT Total Avg.1,051980
SAT Reading532525
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SAT Math519455
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SAT Writing448455
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ACT Total Avg.5657
ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1819
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ACT Writing1418
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Motlow State Community College is Hussian College-Daymar College Murfreesboro (31.6 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,149 per year for in-state students and $15,358 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,609 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.