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 declined by 23% 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
Walters State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Walters State Community College has declined by 9% 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 grown by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,947 students631 students
Walters State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:130:1
Walters State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,227 students369 students
Walters State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,720 students262 students
Walters State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Walters State Community College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Walters State Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Walters State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Walters State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Walters State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Walters State Community College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Walters State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.42
Walters State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Walters State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$29,400
Walters State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Walters State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$16,512$14,803
Walters State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesTuition and fees for full year (2 semesters at 12 credit hours each).
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%93%
Walters State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$12,500
Walters State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,268$6,297
Walters State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%74%
Walters State Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.5857
ACT Composite2019
Walters State Community College ACT Composite (2014-2016)
ACT English1919
Walters State Community College ACT English (2014-2016)
ACT Math1919
Walters State Community College ACT Math (2014-2016)


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBasketball, Cheering,
Golf, Softball,


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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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 75%. 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.