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Nashville State Community College (NSCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) with five campuses in and around the Nashville, Tennessee area.

To provide a variety of career options for its students, NSCC maintains five academic divisions including, English, Humanities, & Art; Business & Applied Arts; Math & Science; Social & Life Science; and, Information & Engineering Technology. Each division offers associate degrees within many disciplines, as well as technical certificate programs. The degree programs prepare students for four-year colleges or universities, and entry-level positions in the workforce. The technical certificate programs are short-term programs that provide real-world knowledge, helping students transition into the workforce.

In addition, NSCC offers distance learning and a high school program. Distance learning is designed for students with busy schedules who desire a flexible learning environment. The online courses offered through distance learning allow students to pursue degree programs, certificates or general education classes.

The high school program offered by NSCC has three options for high school students: dual credit, joint enrollment, and dual enrollment. Dual credit courses combine two years of high school enrollment with two years of college education. Joint enrollment offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Dual enrollment gives the student high school credits toward their diploma as well as college credit toward their college education. All high school students interested in any of these programs must apply to NSCC and be accepted before attending classes.

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Nashville State Community College (NSCC ) is open to all qualifying students interested in furthering their education. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent to apply.

To be accepted, prospective students should:

  • submit an application for admission (students may apply online at NSCC’s website)
  • attend student orientation
  • provide proof of immunizations for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

Campus tours are also available for prospective students as well as incoming students. For additional information, applications, and requirements for admission to NSCC, contact the school’s Admissions Office.

Financial Aid

Nashville State Community College (NSCC ) provides several financial aid options. Students may be eligible for Federal, state, and local financial assistance.

To be considered for financial aid at NSCC, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Students must have a financial need
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Hold a valid social security number
  • Must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Student cannot be default on a student loan or owe towards a federal or state grant fund

All students seeking financial aid are required to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4915th for the average student loan amount.
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Nashville State Community College (NSCC ) serves a wide range of commuting students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees, distance learning students, and high school students.

Students have many opportunities to be involved in campus life. There are over ten clubs and organizations, including a Black Student Organization, Occupational Therapy Club, a Student Government Association, Student Life Council, and more. The campus also publishes two publications including a college newspaper and an independent non-profit journal.

In addition, NSCC maintains five campuses which include a main campus in Nashville, TN; Cookeville campus; Humphrey County campus; Southeast Center campus; and, Dickson County campus.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Nashville State Community College (NSCC ) does not offer any athletic programs.

Information Summary

Ranks 69th in Tennessee and 2974th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,927 0.80
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 50 0.01
Forcible Rape 373 0.06
Robbery 1,889 0.31
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7,541 1.23
Larceny 19,987 3.26
Vehicle theft 1,728 0.28

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Nashville, TN 37209-4515
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population35,081 (33,863 urban / 1,218 rural)
Households13,142 (2.29 people per house)
Median Household Income$33,014
Families7,404 (2.96 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4705

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2692nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,336 $3,336 $13,776
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $225 $225 $225
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $139 $139 $574
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,061 $5,061 $15,501
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,157 $17,157 $27,597
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,533 $7,533 $17,973

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,321 $3,645 $3,321 $3,645 $12,945 $13,593
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,500
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,189 $9,568
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $500(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $500(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3686th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,824 ($49,779 male / $43,790 female)
Number of FT Faculty 164 (76 male / 88 female)
Number of PT Faculty 431
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $3,933,300

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