Pellissippi State Community College
- Pellissippi State Technical Community College's mission is to advance the comprehensive development of its community by providing college courses and programs through the associate's degree level, along with appropriate student support and preparation for these studies, and meeting a broad spectrum of community needs, including training and workforce development, educational support, life enrichment, and civic and cultural advancement. To meet changing needs for educational programs and services, the College continually interacts with its community.
- The teacher population of 338 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Pellissippi 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||338 staff||29 staff|
|Total Enrollment||10,099 students||631 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||5,030 students||369 students|
|# Part-Time Students||5,069 students||262 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,800||$29,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- State Technical Institute at Knoxville (State Tech) was established on September 4, 1974. State Tech opened with 45,000 square feet of floor space, 45 students, 12 faculty and staff members, and three associate's degree programs, all in engineering technology. The new institute was housed in a building adjacent to the Regional Vocational-Technical School (later renamed the Knoxville Area Vocational-Technical School and now the Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville). Pellissippi State offers Associate's degree and certificate programs that lead to employment in engineering technologies and business, Associate's degree programs and courses that prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-level colleges and universities, remedial and developmental education and other educational support programs and services, General Educational Development (GED) preparation, training to meet specific needs of businesses, industries and individuals, continuing education programs, seminars and workshops, Resources for special grade K-12 programs and events and support for, involvement in, and promotion of civic and cultural projects and events. Located in Tennessee's third-largest metropolitan area, Pellissippi State comprehensively serves the greater Knox and Blount County area and extends its engineering technology offerings to Anderson, Loudon, Roane, Cumberland, Campbell, Fentress, Scott, and Morgan counties. A member of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) System, the College seeks to develop and maintain effective student transfer agreements with TBR universities, the University of Tennessee, and private colleges and universities of the region. Pellissippi State 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 Pellissippi State Community College is South College (7.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,241 students | 7.90 Mi3904 Lonas Road
Knoxville,  TN  37909
- 123 students | 14.90 Mi10208 Technology Drive
Knoxville,  TN  37932
- 6,094 students | 25.90 Mi276 Patton Lane
Harriman,  TN  37748
- 424 students | 29.20 Mi225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville,  TN  37354
- 6,144 students | 53.70 Mi500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown,  TN  37813
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.