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Walters State College, founded in 1970, bills itself as “The Great Smokey Mountains Community College".

Walters State offers more than 70 different programs of study. Majors include African-American Studies, Criminal Justice, Mass Communications, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Secondary Education, and Women’s Studies.

The college also has dozens of Technical Education Programs, including Computer Networking, Early Childhood Education, Fire Protection, Greenhouse Management, Industrial Maintenance, Medical Transcription, Paralegal Studies, Quality Control Technology, and Workforce Preparedness.

Walters State has articulation agreements with Carson-Newman College, East Tennessee State University, Lincoln Memorial University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee Technological University, Tusculum, and Strayer University. An Articulation Agreement is a contract between a community college and university that the student signs during their first year in school. Walters State also has Direct Transfer Agreements with Carson-Newman College, Cumberland College, King College, Mars Hill College, East Tennessee State University, Lincoln Memorial University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee Technological University, and Tusculum.

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Walters State maintains an open admissions policy. Any student who possesses a high school diploma or GED-equivalent is welcome to enroll. Students over 21 who do not have a high school diploma or GED may be admitted as a special student, and may take developmental studies courses until they reach 24 credit hours. After that, the student is required to have a high school diploma or GED.

Applicants should submit transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. Walters State has no minimum score requirement, although administration officials use the results to determine the proper placement for the applicant.

Students wishing to transfer from another college to Walters State should provide their college transcripts, in addition to high school records and ACT or SAT scores.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students interested in attending Walters State.

Many types of government aid can be used by Walters State students, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study Program, and the Tennessee Student Assistance Award. Students should begin the application process by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which can be done online.

The deadline to apply for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award is May 1, although students are encouraged to submit their application as early as March.

A number of scholarships are also available to Walters State applicants, thanks to the Walters State Community College Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee. These include academic scholarships for those high school students with a minimum 2.9 grade point average and ACT score of 19. To remain eligible for financial aid, students must be full-time students who maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and work a minimum 75 hours on campus per semester.

Students who are Tennessee residents and the dependents of U.S. military personnel may be eligible for the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program. Financial aid counselors are on campus to answer students’ questions about this scholarship or any other financial aid-related questions.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6052nd for the average student loan amount.
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A number of organizations have a presence on the various Walters State campuses. Among these are the Art Club, Astronomy Club, Drama Club, Ecology Club, International Club, Music Club, Psychology Club, Respiratory Club, Senators Pages, Student Government Association, Word Up Club, and Walters State Folk, the college’s folklore club. There are also chapters of Kappa Beta Delta and Phi Theta Kappa at Walters State.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s Intercollegiate and Men’s Scholarship Baseball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Basketball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Golf
  • Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Softball
The Senators are a member of NJCAA.

Information Summary

Ranks 55th in Tennessee and 2490th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Tennessee and 12th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 146 0.50
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 13 0.04
Robbery 35 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 200 0.68
Larceny 1,667 5.67
Vehicle theft 97 0.33

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Morristown, TN 37813-6899
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population16,743 (10,142 urban / 6,601 rural)
Households6,695 (2.48 people per house)
Median Household Income$29,941
Families4,724 (2.93 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4701

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2770th 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 $279 $279 $279
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 $4,815 $4,815 $15,255
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,215 $12,215 $22,655
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,615 $8,615 $19,055

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,375 $3,519 $3,375 $3,519 $12,999 $13,647
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $3,600(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,800(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,800(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$10
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,851 (1,641 male / 2,210 female)
Admitted 3,841 (1,635 male / 2,206 female)
Admission rate 100%
First-time Enrollment 1,417 (602 male / 815 female)
FT Enrollment 1,237 (513 male / 724 female)
PT Enrollment 180 (89 male / 91 female)
Total Enrollment6,265

Admission Criteria

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

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 3038th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $53,904 ($52,994 male / $49,888 female)
Number of FT Faculty 161 (71 male / 90 female)
Number of PT Faculty 354
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $4,928,291

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