Northeast State Community College
- Northeast State Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. As a comprehensive community college, Northeast State provides university parallel programs designed for students desiring to transfer to another college or university, career programs for students planning to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, and continuing education and community service programs for professional growth and personal enrichment to the citizens of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties.
- The teacher population of 192 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Northeast State Community College||(TN) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||192 staff||29 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,865 students||631 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||31:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,129 students||369 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,736 students||262 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,600||$29,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The history of Northeast State Community College reflects the changing educational needs of the residents of the five Northeast Tennessee counties which it serves. The college began as Tri-Cities State Area Vocational-Technical School in 1966 under the governance of the State Board for Vocational Education. In 1970, the mission was expanded and the school became a regional center for vocational and technical training. The scope was again expanded in 1978 to include the awarding of both one-year certificates and associate degrees in technology, and the name was changed to Tri-Cities State Technical Institute. Effective on July 1, 1983, Tri-Cities State Tech was placed under the governance of the Tennessee State Board of Regents and became part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. On July 1, 1990, a university parallel component was added, and the current name was made official Northeast State provides programs of study leading to the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, as well as academic and technical certificates. Within these academic areas, the College provides business, technical, and health-related professions programs which prepare students for immediate employment, university parallel programs designed for transfer to other institutions of higher education, honors courses for the academically talented, and a developmental education program to prepare students for college-level studies. Northeast State Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees.
- The nearest community college to Northeast State Community College is Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College (14.5 miles away).
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- 2,718 students | 31.90 Mi3441 Mountain Empire Road
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- 1,128 students | 44.20 Mi200 Mayland Drive
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- 3,660 students | 46.40 Mi700 College Rd
Cumberland,  KY  40823
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