Volunteer State Community College Photo #3 - The Thigpen Library has computers, research programs, periodicals, one-on-one research assistance and plenty of places to study and relax.
Volunteer State Community College Photo #4 - Vol State offers 70 programs in five major divisions: Business, Math and Science, Humanities, Social Science and Education and Allied Health.
Volunteer State Community College Photo #5 - Vol State has an extensive visual and performing arts program. Students participate in concerts and a college CD release each semester. The college has a recording studio and a commercial music program for budding songwriters.
Volunteer State Community College Photo #6 - Allied Health programs are among the most competitive at Vol State. Students get a comprehensive approach to each major, giving them the strong academic background they need to succeed. Clinicals out in the community and hands-on work on equipment at the college prepare students for the latest developments in their field.
- Volunteer State Community College is a public, comprehensive community college offering associate degrees and technical certificates. The institution is committed to excellence in serving the citizens of northern Middle Tennessee. Volunteer State is committed to providing quality innovative educational programs; strengthening community and workforce partnerships; addressing the needs of a global society; promoting cultural and economic development; inspiring lifelong learning; and preparing students for successful careers, university transfer, and meaningful civic participation through the use of exemplary faculty and staff.
Volunteer State Community College serves 8,832 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 8,832 students
- In-state tuition: $3,801
- Out-state tuition: $14,865
- Acceptance Rate: 100%
- Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
- Minority enrollment: 17%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Volunteer State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 598 teachers has grown by 157% over five years.
Volunteer State Community College
(TN) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Private, for profit
The student population of Volunteer State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Volunteer State Community College diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 24% 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 $3,801 is less than the state average of $5,142. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,865 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
SAT Reading (Year 2007)
SAT Math (Year 2007)
SAT Writing (Year 2007)
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- Volunteer State Community College is a public two-year community college in Gallatin, Tenn., serving a twelve-county region including the counties of Clay, Davidson, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson. The College is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body. Volunteer State offers the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Transfer Degrees in more than 40 Areas of Emphasis. The college also offer the Associate of Applied Science Career Programs in the fields of Allied Health, Business, Math and Science, and Social Science and Education. Technical Certificates are offered in Allied Health and Business. Volunteer State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree and holds membership in the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, and the Southern Association of Junior Colleges and the Tennessee College Association.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Volunteer State Community College cost?
Volunteer State Community College's tuition is approximately $3,801 for In-State students and $14,865 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of Volunteer State Community College?
The acceptance rate of Volunteer State Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 99%.
What is Volunteer State Community College's ranking?
Volunteer State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.
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