Walters State Community College

  • 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 6,279 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is same as the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 479 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Walters State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty479 staff81 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Walters State Community College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Walters State Community College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,279 students1,209 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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# Full-Time Students3,243 students656 students
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# Part-Time Students3,036 students553 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
6%
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% Black
2%
18%
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% White
90%
69%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.190.49
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College Completion Rate
24%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$29,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,327 is less than the state average of $6,149. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $17,198 is more than the state average of $15,358. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,327$6,149
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Out-State Tuition Fees$17,198$15,358
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Tuition NotesTuition and fees for full year (2 semesters at 12 credit hours each).
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$3,408$11,732
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,994$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%83%
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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: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Walters State Community College is South College (44.2 miles away).
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