Pellissippi State Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 22990
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Tel: (865)694-6400; Admissions: (865)539-7013; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 144-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2978 per student. Total enrollment: 7,563. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,152 applied, 99% were admitted. Students come from 23 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $5. State resident tuition: $1048 Full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3384 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Active Black Students Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Student Union, Vision. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Octoberfest, Breakfast With Santa. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Educational Resources Center plus 1 other with 43,000 books, 527 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $745,407. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located in Tennessee's third largest metropolitan area, Pellissippi State comprehensively serves the greater Knox and Blount County area and extends its engineering technology offerings to Anderson, Loudon, Roane, Cumberland, Campbell, Fentress, Scott, and Morgan Counties. The main campus is located west of Knoxville in Knox County. The city of Knoxville lies on the Tennessee River, about 40 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville's population approaches 170,000, with approximately 640,000 in the metropolitan area. The city supports a wide variety of cultural and sports activities. The city is a business center in the East Tennessee Valley with markets in tobacco, livestock, marble, and zinc. It is home to the state's flagship higher education institution: the University of Tennessee. The headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority are also located in the city.

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