Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Tel: (865)694-6400
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Pellissippi State Community College serves 10,099 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is same as the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Pellissippi State Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Knox County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is South College (7.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 338 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
Pellissippi 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 338 staff 28 staff
Pellissippi State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,099 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,099 students 585 students
Pellissippi State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 30:1
Pellissippi State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 5,030 students 369 students
Pellissippi State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,069 students 216 students
Pellissippi State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pellissippi State Community College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Pellissippi State Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
3%
Pellissippi State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
17%
Pellissippi State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
86%
73%
Pellissippi State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Pellissippi State Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
-
Pellissippi State Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Pellissippi 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. 0.26 0.44
Pellissippi State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
15%
30%
Pellissippi State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,800 $29,500
Pellissippi State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,868 is less than the state average of $5,313. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,932 is more than the state average of $14,779. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,868 $5,313
Pellissippi State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,932 $14,779
Pellissippi State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 94%
Pellissippi State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,220 $17,000
Pellissippi State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 $6,297
Pellissippi State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 83%
Pellissippi State Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,339 1,449
SAT Reading 415 525
Pellissippi State Community College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math 455 455
Pellissippi State Community College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing 469 469
Pellissippi State Community College SAT Writing (2009-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 60 57
ACT Composite 21 19
Pellissippi State Community College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English 20 19
Pellissippi State Community College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math 19 19
Pellissippi State Community College ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • South College
    Pivate, for profit
    1,241 students | 7.90 Mi3904 Lonas Road
    Knoxville TN  37909
    (865)251-1800
    7.901,241
  • 123 students | 14.90 Mi10208 Technology Drive
    Knoxville TN  37932
    (865)688-9422
    14.90123
  • 6,094 students | 25.90 Mi276 Patton Lane
    Harriman TN  37748
    (865)354-3000
    25.906,094
  • Hiwassee College
    Private, non-profit
    424 students | 29.20 Mi225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville TN  37354
    (423)442-2001
    29.20424
  • 5,947 students | 53.70 Mi500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
    Morristown TN  37813
    (800)225-4770
    53.705,947
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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.