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 6,094 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • Roane State Community College is the only community colleges within Roane County, TN.
  • The nearest community college to Roane State Community College is Pellissippi State Community College (25.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Roane State Community College places 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 of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty207 staff29 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Roane State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Roane State Community College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,094 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,355 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students3,739 students262 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
3%
17%
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% White
90%
74%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.190.42
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College Completion Rate
19%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,271 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,911 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,271$4,573
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,911$14,803
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,722$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,297
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Acceptance Rate99%74%
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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 Clu
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.