Nashville State Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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120 White Bridge Rd.
Nashville, TN 37209-4515
Tel: (615)353-3333
Free: 800-272-7363
Admissions: (615)353-3217
Fax: (615)353-3243
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 85-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3020 per student. Total enrollment: 7,021. Full-time: 2,421 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,600 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 55 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 26% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 55% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for occupational therapy, automotive services technology, surgical technology programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $5. One-time mandatory fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2177 full-time, $83 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8023 full-time, $336 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $235 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time, $5 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Data Processing Management Association, Occupational Therapy Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Diversity Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Jane G. Kisber Memorial Library with 38,502 books, 275 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $405,872. 518 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment:

See Vanderbilt University.

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