Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 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 (2024)

  • 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)

Top Rankings

Pellissippi State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 673 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pellissippi State Community College
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
673 staff
152 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pellissippi State Community College has declined by 12% 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 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,334 students
2,876 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,348 students
1,129 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,986 students
1,747 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
685 students
403 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,348 students
1,129 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,986 students
2,251 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
195 students
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
5%
15%
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% White
84%
73%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.29
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
28%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.59%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,800
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,868 is less than the state average of $5,146. 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 $15,687. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,868
$5,146
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,932
$15,687
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
97%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,182
$11,059
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$5,000
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Acceptance Rate
100%
94%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,339
1,339
SAT Reading
415
415
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SAT Math
455
455
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SAT Writing
469
469
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ACT Total Avg.
60
58
ACT Composite
21
20
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ACT English
20
19
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ACT Math
19
19
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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.
In what neighborhood is Pellissippi State Community College located?
Pellissippi State Community College is located in the Hardin Valley neighborhood of Knoxville, TN.

School Calendar

View the Pellissippi State Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Last Day for 100% refund for full, first 5-, first 7, and 10-week sessions for Fall 2024
August 20, 2024 (Tuesday)
Last Day to Add Classes / Change To or From Audit for first 5-, 7-, and 10-week sessions for Fall 2024
August 21, 2024 (Wednesday)
Last Day for 75% refund for first 5-week session for Fall 2024
August 23, 2024 (Friday)
Last Day to Add Classes / Change To or From Audit for full term for Fall 2024
August 23, 2024 (Friday)
Last Day for 75% refund for first 7-week session for Fall 2024
August 27, 2024 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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)

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Did You Know?

For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,146 per year for in-state students and $15,687 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,611 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is William R Moore College of Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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