Walters State Community College (WSCC)

500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, TN

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About
Walters State Community College, located in Morristown, Tennessee, was founded 1970 through action by the Tennessee legislature to bring greater access to higher education to residents of the state. The school was named of United State Senator Herbert S. Walters, who represented Tennessee. The school serves 10 counties in East Tennessee through four campuses. The school maintain an annual enrollment of approximately 7000 per year. WSCC is dedicated to providing schools with the best education possible by reviewing and updating programs and services to meet the needs of the modern students.

Academics
Walters State Community College offers a variety of programs that allow students to choose the course of study and path that best fits their academic or economic needs. Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the first two years of a four year education at Walters State, followed by applying for transfer to a four year college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public Tennessee institutions is facilitated through agreements in place between the schools that assist in and ease the requirements necessary for admission. Transfer to out of state or private schools may be more difficult due to more stringent requirements, and as a result should meet with a counselor to discuss curriculum when planning for transfer.

Career training and technical programs offer students the opportunity to receive an education in a specific field that provides the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs include a mixture of classroom and practical education, with the practical portion offering supervised training to perfect techniques and methods necessary for employment. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency in one's chosen field. As part of the school's dedication to workforce development, many of the programs offered are reflective of the needs of the community.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Walters State Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment that admits any individuals that meet the minimum requirements for admission, submit an application and pay all fees. Students are asked to supply transcripts and standardized test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. The school also encourages participation in new student orientation and recommends meeting with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to determine the extent of a student's financial needs and aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $10 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,200-$3,900
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$16,040
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $140-$160 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $560-$670 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$5,039
Receiving Student Loans12%$3,200

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 20%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Walters State Community College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for WSCC compared to community colleges in Tennessee, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 WSCCHamblen CountyTennessee
Graduation Rate18.7%-12.4%
Transfer-out Rate12.7%-15.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

Security and Protective Services

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