Motlow State Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
Tel: (931)393-1500; Admissions: (931)393-1500; Fax: (931)393-1681; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 187-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $2.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $1659 per student. Total enrollment: 3,478. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,315 applied, 67% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 37% from top half. Full-time: 1,970 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,508 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 32% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 62% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Volunteer State Community College, Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/13. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $1824 full-time, $78 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7310 full-time, $314 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $147 full-time, $9 per credit part-time, $11 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Photography Club, Psychology Club, Student Government Association, Outing Club, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Buck Barbecue, a play for children, basketball homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Crouch Library with 54,471 books, 9,418 microform titles, 126 serials, 4,305 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $462,927. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Tullahoma is located in the southwest corner of Coffee County, not far from Shelbyville. See University of Tennessee - Space Institute.

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