National College-Nashville

Tel: (615)333-3344
  • 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 517 students (58% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 26%.
  • National College-Nashville is one of 11 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is Fortis Institute-Nashville (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 59% over five years.
National College-Nashville(TN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty36 staff29 staff
National College-Nashville Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 517 has declined by 57% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment517 students631 students
National College-Nashville Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:130:1
National College-Nashville Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students301 students369 students
National College-Nashville Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students216 students262 students
National College-Nashville Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
National College-Nashville Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
4%
3%
National College-Nashville Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
67%
17%
National College-Nashville Black (2007-2016)
% White
21%
74%
National College-Nashville White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
National College-Nashville More (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
2%
National College-Nashville Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.500.42
National College-Nashville Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
30%
30%
National College-Nashville Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,300$29,500
National College-Nashville Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,550 is less than the state average of $13,844. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,550$13,844
National College-Nashville In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%93%
National College-Nashville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$29,318$17,000
National College-Nashville Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,005$6,297
National College-Nashville Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private, for profit
    367 students | 2.80 Mi3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105
    Nashville TN  37211
    (615)320-5917
    2.80367
  • Daymar Institute-Nashville
    Private, for profit
    89 students | 6.10 Mi560 Royal Parkway
    Nashville TN  37214
    (615)361-7555
    6.1089
  • Kaplan College-Nashville
    Private, for profit
    369 students | 6.80 Mi750 Envious Lane
    Nashville TN  37217
    (615)279-8300
    6.80369
  • 380 students | 7.70 Mi441 Donelson Pk Ste 150
    Nashville TN  37214
    (615)889-5520
    7.70380
  • John A Gupton College
    Private, non-profit
    129 students | 9.30 Mi1616 Church St
    Nashville TN  37203
    (615)327-3927
    9.30129
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