Nashville State Community College

Tel: 6153533333
  • The mission of Nashville State Community College is to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the communities it serves.
School Highlights
  • Nashville State Community College serves 10,193 students
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 26%.
  • Nashville State Community College is one of 12 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is Aquinas College (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

    Nashville State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
    Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
    Total Faculty- staff29 staff
    Nashville State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2012)

    Student Body

    • The student population of 10,193 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
    Total Enrollment10,193 students631 students
    Nashville State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
    Student : Teacher Ratio0:130:1
    Nashville State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2012)
    # Full-Time Students-369 students
    Nashville State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
    # Part-Time Students-262 students
    Nashville State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
    % Asian
    Nashville State Community College Asian (2007-2016)
    % Hispanic
    Nashville State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
    % Black
    Nashville State Community College Black (2007-2016)
    % White
    Nashville State Community College White (2007-2016)
    % Two or more races
    Nashville State Community College More (2010-2016)
    % Non Resident races
    Nashville State Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
    % Unknown races
    Nashville State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
    Diversity Score0.570.42
    Nashville State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    Nashville State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$29,500
    Nashville State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $3,872 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $15,273 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$3,872$4,573
    Nashville State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    Out-State Tuition Fees$15,273$14,803
    Nashville State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%94%
    Nashville State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates$11,163$17,000
    Nashville State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$6,408$6,297
    Nashville State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Acceptance Rate67%82%
    Nashville State Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2011)
    SAT Reading457478
    Nashville State Community College SAT Reading (2007-2011)
    SAT Math415415
    Nashville State Community College SAT Math (2007-2011)
    ACT Composite1819
    Nashville State Community College ACT Composite (2007-2011)
    ACT English1719
    Nashville State Community College ACT English (2007-2011)
    ACT Math1718
    Nashville State Community College ACT Math (2007-2011)


    Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.32 extracurriculars
    ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
    ACCESS Club, Architectural and Civil Engineering Student Association, Art Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chess Club, Cinema Arts Society, Creative Writing Club, Future Ladies in Technology, FUTURO, Green Sleeves, Health and Fitness Association, History Association, Honors College Association, International Student Association, Kappa Beta Delta, Karate Club, LBGTQ Alliance, Mathematics Club, Music Society, National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Theta Kappa, Philosophy Club, Political Times, Psychology Club, Science Student Association, Society of Photography Students, Student Government Association, Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Organization, Surgical Technology Student Organization, Tau Alpha Pi, The Bridge, Theater Clu
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Nashville State opened in 1970 with an enrollment of 398 students. By the Fall of 2000, that number had grown to 7,315; with a current enrollment of over 10,000 students. Nashville State's initial offering of five Associate's degree programs has grown to over 80 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Nashville State offers continuing education courses ranging from technical skills to management training and programs providing training in such areas as computer-aided drafting and office technology. Nashville State shares a 109 acre campus with the Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville. The Nashville State facilities include 239,000 square feet of space for classrooms, labs, offices, student services, and a library. The college offers programs in Business & Applied Arts, English & Humanities, Health & Social Sciences, Information & Engineering Technologies and Math & Sciences. Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

    Nearby Schools

    • College Location Mi. Students
    • Aquinas College
      Private, non-profit
      472 students | 0.60 Mi4210 Harding Pike
      Nashville TN  37205
    • John A Gupton College
      Private, non-profit
      129 students | 3.70 Mi1616 Church St
      Nashville TN  37203
    • 304 students | 5.10 Mi2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
      Nashville TN  37228
    • Daymar Institute-Nashville
      Private, for profit
      89 students | 7.30 Mi560 Royal Parkway
      Nashville TN  37214
    • Kaplan College-Nashville
      Private, for profit
      369 students | 8.50 Mi750 Envious Lane
      Nashville TN  37217
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    Did You Know?
    For Nashville private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,859 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    Nashville community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Nashville is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.