Roane State Community College

  • Roane State Community College is a comprehensive, public, two-year postsecondary institution and a member of the State University and Community College System governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Roane State serves the higher education needs of a widely diverse eight-county service area which includes Roane, Anderson, Loudon, Campbell, Scott, Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties and expands to include Knox and Blount counties for the delivery of health technologies. At multiple staffed teaching locations and with a wide range of distance learning offerings, Roane State provides the benefits of higher education to all who live and work in these different communities.

School Highlights

Roane State Community College serves 5,688 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Top Rankings

Roane State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 207 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Roane State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty207 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Roane State Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Roane State Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,688 students2,276 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,522 students503 students
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# Part-Time Students3,166 students1,773 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
4%
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% Black
2%
17%
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% White
88%
69%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.220.49
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College Completion Rate
30%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,271 is less than the state average of $6,292. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,911 is more than the state average of $15,501. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,271$6,292
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,911$15,501
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate99%83%
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ACT Total Avg.5757
ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1919
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Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsBasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry), Chemical Society, Early Childhood Education Club
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Roane State Community College has nine locations across East Tennessee the Roane County flagship campus; an Oak Ridge campus; campuses in Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan and Scott counties; and a center for health science education in West Knoxville. Located on 138 acres near the intersection of Patton Lane and U.S. Highway 70 and three miles off of I-40, the Roane County Campus is the flagship campus and houses all of Roane State's central administration offices. Facilities at this multi-building campus have continued to grow over the years with the most recent addition being a state-of-the-art humanities building which includes a 500-seat theatre. Roane State awards the associate of arts and associate of science degrees to students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. For those students seeking immediate career opportunities, licensure, or professional skill upgrading, Roane State awards the associate of applied science degree as well as technical certificates of credit. The college offers career programs for the 21st century workplace and has achieved regional and national distinction for the diversity and quality of its programs in the field of health care. Roane State provides transfer and career preparation study options, as well as continuing education and developmental education. Designed for students who plan to transfer to senior institutions, the Roane State academic transfer curricula include two years of instruction in the humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences to build a strong liberal arts background during the freshman and sophomore years. Roane State graduates may transfer to in-state senior institutions or to out-of-state universities and professional schools. Founded in 1971, Roane State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Roane State Community College is Pellissippi State Community College (25.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 10,894 students | 25.90 Mi10915 Hardin Valley Road
    Knoxville, TN 37933
    (865) 694-6400
    25.9010,894
  • 253 students | 26.50 Mi225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville, TN 37354
    (423) 442-2001
    26.50253
  • 2,722 students | 36.40 Mi3904 Lonas Road
    Knoxville, TN 37909
    (865) 251-1800
    36.402,722
  • 3,500 students | 48.80 Mi3535 Adkisson Drive
    Cleveland, TN 37312
    (423) 472-7141
    48.803,500
  • Fortis Institute-Cookeville
    Private for-profit
    214 students | 51.30 Mi1025 Highway 111
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-3660
    51.30214
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