Walters State Community College

500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
  • Walters State Community College, a public two-year higher education institution, is a component of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The mission of Walters State is consistent with the college's shared vision for guiding the college into the twenty-first century and with the values expressed within the Campus Compact. Walters State is a learning centered, comprehensive community college established to provide affordable and quality higher education opportunities for the residents of upper East Tennessee. The college offers programs of study that lead to the Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science in Teaching, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.
School Highlights
  • Walters State Community College serves 6,144 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • Walters State Community College is the only community colleges within Hamblen County, TN.
  • The nearest community college to Walters State Community College is Fountainhead College of Technology (38.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Walters State Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 387 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
Walters State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty387 staff29 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Walters State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The Walters State Community College diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,144 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,995 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students3,149 students262 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
3%
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% Black
2%
17%
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% White
89%
74%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.170.42
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College Completion Rate
20%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,327 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $17,198 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,327$4,573
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Out-State Tuition Fees$17,198$14,803
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Tuition NotesTuition and fees for full year (2 semesters at 12 credit hours each).
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,268$6,297
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Acceptance Rate100%74%
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ACT Total Avg.5857
ACT Composite2019
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1919
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Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Golf, Softball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Agriculture Club, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Business Management Student Organization, Claiborne Service Learners Club, Communication Club, Culinarians Guild, Debate Club, Drama Club, History Club, International Club, International Club of Sevier County, Kappa Beta Delta, Library Ambassadors, Music Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Philosophy Club, Physical Therapist Assistants Association, PSYCH!, Psychology Club, Q-Munity, Respiratory Care Club, S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology), S.W.O.R.D. (Students Who Occasionally Roll Dice), Science Club, Senators Pages, Service Learners of WSGC, Sevier County Ambassadors, Spanish Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Nurses Association, Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), Student Tennessee Education Association, Walters State Folk Club, Word Up Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
WSCC Cheerleading Squad
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As a comprehensive community college, Walters State provides leadership to a geographically large and diverse service area. The primary service area includes the counties of Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier, and Union. The college has a TBR approved expanded service area including other East Tennessee counties for Public Safety and Health programs. Walters State provides university parallel programs, programs and courses in business, technical education, health, public safety, and arts and sciences, continuing education and community service programs, personal enrichment, and lifelong learning, cultural enrichment programs, public service programs, advanced, honors, and developmental education programs, programs, services, and activities designed to enhance student opportunities, achievement, personal development, sense of civic responsibility, leadership skills, and general welfare. Walters State is accredited by the Commission on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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.