Northeast State Community College

Tel: (423)323-3191
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Northeast State Community College serves 5,865 students (53% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Northeast State Community College is the only community colleges within Sullivan County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College (14.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 192 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Northeast State Community College (TN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 192 staff 28 staff
Northeast State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,865 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,865 students 585 students
Northeast State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 30:1
Northeast State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,129 students 369 students
Northeast State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,736 students 216 students
Northeast State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northeast State Community College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
2%
Northeast State Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
3%
Northeast State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
17%
Northeast State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
89%
73%
Northeast State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Northeast State Community College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Northeast State Community College 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. 0.20 0.44
Northeast State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
18%
-
Northeast State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $29,600 -
Northeast State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,816 is less than the state average of $5,313. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $15,168 is more than the state average of $14,779. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,816 $5,313
Northeast State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,168 $14,779
Northeast State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 94%
Northeast State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $5,500 -
Northeast State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,500 -
Northeast State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Acceptance Rate 58% 83%
Northeast State Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2012)
ACT Total Avg. 56 57
ACT Composite 19 19
Northeast State Community College ACT Composite (2007-2012)
ACT English 19 19
Northeast State Community College ACT English (2007-2012)
ACT Math 18 19
Northeast State Community College ACT Math (2007-2012)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,313 per year for in-state students and $14,779 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,217 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a 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. of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.