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 5,947 students (54% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more 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 227 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 Faculty227 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 26:1 has stayed the same 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 Enrollment5,947 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:130:1
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# Full-Time Students3,227 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students2,720 students262 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
2%
17%
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% White
91%
74%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
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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 $4,224 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,512 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,224$4,573
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,512$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 Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBasketball, Cheering,
Golf, Softball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.40 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Agriculture Club, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Business Management Student Organization, Claiborne County Ministry, Claiborne Service Learners Club, Communication Club, Culinarians Guild, Debate Team, Drama Club, History Club, Hospitality Business Student Association, International Club, International Club of Sevier County, Kappa Beta Delta, Music Club, Organic Chemistry Club, Paralegal Studies Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Philosophy Club, Physical Therapist Assistants Association, Psychology Club, Recording Club, Respiratory Care Club, Rotaract Club, Science Club, Senators Pages, Service Learners of WSGC, Sevier County Ambassadors, Sevierville Collegiate Ministry, Social Sciences Club, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Nurses Association, Student Tennessee Education Association, Students for A Democratic Society, Walters State Chess Club, 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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