Volunteer State Community College: Narrative Description

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1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066-3188
Tel: (615)452-8600; 888-335-8722
Fax: (615)230-3577
Web Site: http://www.volstate.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $103,626. Educational spending 2003-04: $1514 per student. Total enrollment: 7,044. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,995 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,468 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,576 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 24 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 39% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2108 full-time, $97 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8421 full-time, $370 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $241 full-time, $9 per credit hour part-time, $8 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Gamma Beta Phi, Returning Women's Organization, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, The Settler. Major annual events: Homecoming, Pioneer Field Day, Fall Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Thigpen Learning Resource Center with 52,571 books, 66,387 microform titles, 274 serials, 3,212 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $897,921. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Vanderbilt University.

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