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Volunteer State Community College

A Tennessee Board of Regents Community College
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.

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The Institution
Institution Type: 
Community College
Degrees Offered: 
  • Certificate
  • Associate's Degree

1480 Nashville Pike  
Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone Number: 
615-452-8600
Phone (Toll Free): 
888-335-8722
Email (Admissions): 
Website: 
http://www.volstate.edu
Tuition & Financial Aid
FAFSA Code: 
9912
Undergraduate Tuition (In-State): 
3,702.00
Undergraduate Tuition (Out-of-State): 
15,318.00
Mandatory Fees: 
273.00
Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 
8,153
FTE: 
4,930
Undergraduate Enrollment: 
8,153
Graduate Enrollment: 
0
Full Time Students: 
3,447
Part Time Students: 
4,706
Credentials
Associates Degree: 
787
Bachelors Degrees Awarded: 
0
Graduate Degrees Awarded: 
0
Certificates Awarded: 
421
Faculty
Full Time Faculty: 
159
Part Time Faculty: 
260
Rates
Retention Rate: 
0.60
Graduation Rate: 
0.30