- 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.
Pellissippi State Community College serves 9,334 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 9,334 students
- In-state tuition: $3,868
- Out-state tuition: $14,932
- Acceptance Rate: 100%
- Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
- Minority enrollment: 16%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Pellissippi State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:
The teacher population of 673 teachers has grown by 99% over five years.
Pellissippi State Community College
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At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Private, for profit
The student population of Pellissippi State Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Pellissippi State Community College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,868 is less than the state average of $5,142. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,932 is less than the state average of $15,666. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
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ACT Total Avg.
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Pellissippi State Community College cost?
Pellissippi State Community College's tuition is approximately $3,868 for In-State students and $14,932 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of Pellissippi State Community College?
The acceptance rate of Pellissippi State Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 94%.
What is Pellissippi State Community College's ranking?
Pellissippi State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Largest student body.
View the Pellissippi State Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
- Event Date
- Last Day to Add Classes/Change To or From Audit for full 8-week session for Summer 2023 May 31, 2023 (Wednesday)
- Last Day for 75% refund for first 4-week session for Summer 2023 June 01, 2023 (Thursday)
- Last Day for 25% refund for first 4-week session for Summer 2023 June 02, 2023 (Friday)
- Last Day for 75% refund for full 8-week session for Summer 2023 June 05, 2023 (Monday)
- Last Day for 100% refund for second 5- and 10-week sessions for Summer 2023 June 09, 2023 (Friday)
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