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 Volunteer State Community College

Volunteer State Community College - Gallatin, TN

1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066-3188

General information:(615)452-8600
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:8,666( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,929 $3,101 $3,367 -8%
Out-of-state $11,305 $11,957 $12,991 -8%
Books and supplies $950 $950 $1,000 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,950 $10,280 $9,808 5%
Other $3,088 $3,424 $3,424 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,088 $3,424 $3,424 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,879 $4,051 $4,367 0%
Off Campus $16,917 $17,755 $17,599 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,967 $7,475 $7,791 0%
On Campus $12,255 $12,907 $13,991 -8%
Off Campus $25,293 $26,611 $27,223 -4%
Off Campus with Family $15,343 $16,331 $17,415 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,096
In-state fees $271
Out-of-state tuition $12,720
Out-of-state fees $271
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,256 89% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,148 81% $5,659,593 $4,930
Federal grants 856 61% $3,827,036 $4,471
Pell grants 856 61% $3,634,792 $4,246
Other federal grants 289 20% $192,244 $665
State/local government grant or scholarships 637 45% $1,456,974 $2,287
Institutional grants or scholarships 138 10% $375,583 $2,722
Student loan aid 395 28% $1,100,031 $2,785
Federal student loans 395 28% $1,100,031 $2,785
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,537 62% $20,854,017 $3,766
Pell grants 3,761 42% $15,681,724 $4,170
Federal student loans 2,223 25% $6,533,996 $2,939


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,995 $6,058 $6,417
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,975 $5,465 $5,811
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,920 $6,982 $6,749
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,503 $9,675 $9,586
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,385 $10,720 $10,922
$110,001 and more $10,406 $10,430 $11,352

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,666
Undergraduate enrollment 8,666
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 661
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,327 941 1,386
Percent admitted 100% 100% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 100% 78% 72%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 0%
ACT 1278 74%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 16 21
ACT English 15 22
ACT Math 16 20
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 28-
Basketball 1512
Softball -18


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1973 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/05/1977 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

04/07/1977 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

04/01/1990 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 002
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate19.7%
Number in default221
Number in repayment1,118

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00991200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--14
Business Administration and Management, General82--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management--27
Category total82-41
Education Colleges
Education, General12--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2--
Category total14--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development934-
Category total934-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other-16-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician11--
Dental Assisting/Assistant--22
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-10-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-12919
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician1818-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other31--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist0--
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist12--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant31--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist14--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-0-
Category total14317341
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science13-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting2118-
Category total2221-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal19--
Category total19--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies432--
Category total433--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy1--
Category total1--
Grand total022882