Volunteer State Community College
Volunteer State Community College is located in Gallatin, Tennessee, which is 30 miles northeast of Nashville. The college also has degree granting centers at McGavock High School in Nashville and Vol State at Livingston in Overton County. Numerous off-campus operations extend the college’s instruction and public service roles throughout its 12-county service area. Popularly known as Vol State, the college was founded in 1971. A 100 acre tract of land on Nashville Pike was chosen for the new campus. The property was deeded to the State on December 4, 1969. The new college was named Volunteer State Community College, and this was approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents on July 2, 1970. Ground breaking ceremonies for the first four buildings were held on November 5, 1970. Volunteer State has experienced phenomenal growth in enrollment, curricula, staff, program, public service, facilities, and quality over the past 37 years. The main campus of Volunteer State now comprises sixteen buildings, and the Volunteer State campus at Livingston continues to grow. The college has a diverse mix of students ranging in age from teens to senior adults. They come from counties across the service area, many states around the nation, and more than 25 countries. Vol State has more than 70 programs in five grand divisions: Humanities, Social Science and Education, Allied Health, Business, and Math and Science.