Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College was founded in 1974 as State Technical Institute at Knoxville. Enrollment has grown from 45 students that first year to more than 8,600 credit students today. With four comprehensive campuses, the college serves Knox and Blount counties, which are located in East Tennessee. However, the college’s students come from around the world. In the fall 2007 semester, for example, 128 students from 51 different countries were enrolled at the college. Pellissippi State offers associate’s degrees in 13 career/technical programs and numerous university parallel (transfer) programs, as well as a variety of institutional certificates and continuing education opportunities. The college also provides dual enrollment programs in partnership with area high schools, adult education classes for non-traditional students and an extensive number of online courses to accommodate busy schedules.