• 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 5,172 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 27%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,172 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,271
  • Out-state tuition: $16,911
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 9%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 403 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Roane 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
403 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Roane State Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Roane State Community College diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,172 students
890 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,119 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,053 students
1,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
350 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,119 students
638 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,053 students
1,612 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
195 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
2%
15%
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% White
91%
73%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.17
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.11%
7.11%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,000
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,271 is less than the state average of $5,142. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,911 is more than the state average of $15,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,271
$5,142
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$16,911
$15,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
96%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,030
$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
99%
83%
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SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Total Avg.
57
58
ACT Composite
19
20
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ACT English
19
19
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ACT Math
19
19
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Basketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry), Chemical Society, Early Childhood Education Club
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Roane State Community College cost?

Roane State Community College's tuition is approximately $4,271 for In-State students and $16,911 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Roane State Community College?

The acceptance rate of Roane State Community College is 99%, which is higher than the state average of 83%.

What sports does Roane State Community College offer?

Roane State Community College offers 1 interscholastic sports: Basketball.

What is Roane State Community College's ranking?

Roane State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,172 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,271
  • Out-state tuition: $16,911
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 9%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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