Chattanooga State Technical Community College: Narrative Description
CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-14
4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406-1097
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chattanoogastate.edu/
State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 100-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 8,121. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,343 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,782 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 4,339 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 44% 25 or older, 22% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.
Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $1952 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6072 full-time. Mandatory fees: $339 full-time.
Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Student Association, Adult Connections, Human Services Specialists, Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: Fun in the Sun, Oktoberfest, Wellness Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Augusta R. Kolwyck Library with 73,334 books, 803 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $875,000. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Located in southeastern Tennessee on the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is an important industrial center with over 500 manufacturing plants. All forms of commercial transportation are convenient. Part-time employment is available. Recreational facilities are plentiful, Chickamauga Lake, formed by the TVA dam, provides a wonderful place for water sports, and fishing; also there are other lakes, rivers and streams, and Harrison Bay State Park and Hamilton County State Park for other activities. Chattanooga has a number of city parks, and five golf courses for activities within the city. Some points of interest are Lookout Mountain, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Rock City Gardens, the Ruby Falls-Lookout Mountain Caves, and the Chattanooga Choo-Choo.