2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings

School Highlights

Watkins College of Art Design & Film serves 158 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 158 students
  • In-state tuition: $20,250
  • Out-state tuition: $20,250
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Watkins College of Art Design & Film ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
Watkins College of Art Design & Film
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
53 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Watkins College of Art Design & Film has declined by 48% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Watkins College of Art Design & Film diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
158 students
1,209 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
135 students
656 students
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# Part-Time Students
23 students
553 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
243 students
401 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
127 students
656 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
8 students
16 students
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TN All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
3,036 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
44 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
13 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
6%
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% Black
13%
18%
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% White
64%
69%
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% Two or more races
7%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
n/a
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.56
0.49
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
7.11%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.37%
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,000
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $20,250 is more than the state average of $8,156. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $20,250 is more than the state average of $15,172. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$20,250
$8,156
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$20,250
$15,172
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$27,000
$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
58%
83%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,473
1,339
SAT Reading
525
415
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SAT Math
463
455
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SAT Writing
485
469
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ACT Total Avg.
63
58
ACT Composite
21
20
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ACT English
21
19
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ACT Math
21
19
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ACT Writing
8
8
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Watkins College of Art Design & Film cost?

Watkins College of Art Design & Film's tuition is approximately $20,250 for In-State students and $20,250 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Watkins College of Art Design & Film?

The acceptance rate of Watkins College of Art Design & Film is 58%, which is lower than the state average of 83%. Watkins College of Art Design & Film's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in Tennessee with low acceptance rates.

What is Watkins College of Art Design & Film's ranking?

Watkins College of Art Design & Film ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Lowest acceptance rates, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 158 students
  • In-state tuition: $20,250
  • Out-state tuition: $20,250
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Davidson County, TN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Davidson County, TN is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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