National College-Nashville

  • National College of Business & Technology is dedicated to the training and educating of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of general and particular fields. The College seeks to give students a broad competency in a field of specialization and an understanding of and respect for their own and others ideas and thoughts.

School Highlights

National College-Nashville serves 217 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.

Top Placements

National College-Nashville places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
National College-Nashville(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty36 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of National College-Nashville has declined by 58% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The National College-Nashville diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has declined by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment217 students765 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:130:1
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# Full-Time Students91 students503 students
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# Part-Time Students126 students262 students
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% Hispanic
1%
4%
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% Black
84%
17%
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% White
7%
70%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
% Unknown races
4%
1%
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Diversity Score0.290.48
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College Completion Rate
56%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,300$29,400
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $11,550 is less than the state average of $13,455. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,550$13,455
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,487$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College was founded in 1886 by J. A. Trimmer in Roanoke, Virginia, and was originally known as National Business College. Mr. Trimmer conceived of and organized the College to serve as a leader in business education, not only in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, but throughout the southeastern United States. the last quarter of the 20th century saw the addition of seven additional campus locations in Virginia. The growth trend continued in the 1990s with the addition of the six-campus Kentucky College of Business. Fugazzi College also became a part of the family of colleges during this time. It added a branch campus in Nashville, Tennessee in 1991. Fugazzi's Lexington campus was combined with KCB's Lexington campus in 2001. At the same time, all three colleges became known as National College of Business & Technology, a name acknowledging our rich heritage dating to the 19th century and our cutting-edge training for success in the 21st century. The new century also saw the addition of a campus in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2003 and Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio in 2004. The program of study at National College is very career-oriented. The college offers diploma programs, associate degree programs, baccalaureate programs and Master of Business Administration program. Bachelor's Degrees are offered in Bus. Administration - Accounting, Bus. Administration - Management and Information Technology. Associate Degrees program includes Admin. Office Professional, Bus. Administration - Accounting, Bus. Administration - Management, Computer Applications Technology, Health Information Technology, Information Systems Engineering, Medical Assisting, Paralegal, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Surgical Technology and Tourism and Hospitality. Diploma Programs includes Accounting, Admin. Office Specialist, Business Administration, Computer Network Technician, Computerized Office Applications, Emergency Medical Technology, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Transcription, Pharmacy Technician, Radio and Television Operations and Tourism and Hospitality. The campus serving Tennessee's capitol was opened in 1991 and moved to its present location ten years later, which affords additional room for growth. Located southeast of the downtown area across from the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, it is also served by MTA's Nolensville bus route. The library, labs, and classrooms are designed to facilitate the modern technology taught in the college's career programs. National College of Business & Technology are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and diplomas.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to National College-Nashville is Fortis Institute-Nashville (2.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    379 students | 2.80 Mi3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105
    Nashville TN  37211
    (615) 320-5917
    2.80379
  • Kaplan College-Nashville
    Private, for profit
    369 students | 4.80 Mi750 Envious Lane
    Nashville TN  37217
    (615) 279-8300
    4.80369
  • 102 students | 7.20 Mi560 Royal Parkway
    Nashville TN  37214
    (615) 361-7555
    7.20102
  • 265 students | 7.70 Mi441 Donelson Pk Ste 150
    Nashville TN  37214
    (615) 889-5520
    7.70265
  • John A Gupton College
    Private not-for-profit
    168 students | 9.30 Mi1616 Church St
    Nashville TN  37203
    (615) 327-3927
    9.30168
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