Nashville State Community College

  • 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 8,284 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 334 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
Nashville State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty334 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Nashville State Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The Nashville State Community College diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,284 students2,276 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:130:1
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# Full-Time Students3,538 students503 students
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# Part-Time Students4,746 students1,773 students
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% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
4%
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% Black
28%
17%
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% White
53%
69%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.630.49
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College Completion Rate
18%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,872 is less than the state average of $6,292. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $15,273 is less than the state average of $15,501. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,872$6,292
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Out-State Tuition Fees$15,273$15,501
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,750$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,728$5,500
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Acceptance Rate67%95%
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SAT Reading457478
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SAT Math415415
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ACT Composite1819
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ACT English1719
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ACT Math1718
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Extracurriculars

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 Club
Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Nashville State Community College is John A Gupton College (3.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • John A Gupton College
    Private not-for-profit
    168 students | 3.80 Mi1616 Church St
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 327-3927
    3.80168
  • 1,692 students | 7.60 Mi1524 Gallatin Rd
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 226-3990
    7.601,692
  • Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    379 students | 9.80 Mi3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 320-5917
    9.80379
  • 102 students | 10.40 Mi560 Royal Parkway
    Nashville, TN 37214
    (615) 361-7555
    10.40102
  • National College-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    217 students | 10.70 Mi1638 Bell Road
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 333-3344
    10.70217
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