500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
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  • 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 5,742 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as 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: 5,742 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,327
  • Out-state tuition: $17,198
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 9%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 479 teachers has grown by 111% over five years.
Walters 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
479 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Walters State Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Walters 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
5,742 students
2,098 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,883 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,859 students
1,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
421 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,883 students
638 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,859 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
3%
5%
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% Black
3%
15%
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% White
91%
73%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
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)
30%
30%
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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)
$28,500
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,327 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 $17,198 is more than the state average of $15,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,327
$5,142
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$17,198
$15,666
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Tuition Notes
Tuition and fees for full year (2 semesters at 12 credit hours each).
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
96%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$3,408
$11,732
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,326
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
100%
83%
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SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Total Avg.
58
58
ACT Composite
20
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
7 sports
Sports
Baseball, 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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Walters State Community College cost?

Walters State Community College's tuition is approximately $4,327 for In-State students and $17,198 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Walters State Community College?

The acceptance rate of Walters State Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 83%.

What sports does Walters State Community College offer?

Walters State Community College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Walters State Community College's ranking?

Walters State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,742 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,327
  • Out-state tuition: $17,198
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 9%
  • Source: Verified school update

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