• 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 7,885 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,885 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,872
  • Out-state tuition: $15,273
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 484 teachers has grown by 76% over five years.
Nashville 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
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
484 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Nashville State Community College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 29:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,885 students
1,209 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,397 students
656 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,488 students
553 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
13 students
% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
6%
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% Black
27%
18%
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% White
53%
69%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.49
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College Completion Rate
18%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,872 is less than the state average of $6,149. 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 $15,358. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,872
$6,149
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$15,273
$15,358
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,500
$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,508
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
67%
95%
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SAT Reading
457
478
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SAT Math
415
415
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SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Composite
18
19
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ACT English
17
19
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ACT Math
17
18
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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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.