Walters State Community College (WSCC)
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, TN
- FAFSA School Code: 008863
- Phone: (423) 585-2600
- School Homepage
- Phone: (423) 585-2685
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (423) 585-6811
- Financial Aid Page
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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||86%||$5,039|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$3,200|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 14%.
Admissions, Academics, & 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 located in Tennessee, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1990)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1981)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Tennessee
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Walters State Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Ornamental Horticulture (A)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
- Computer (A)
- Data Processing (A)
- Web Design
- Education (A)
- Industrial Technology (A, C)
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
- Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance
Personal and Culinary Services
- Culinary Arts (C)
Security and Protective Services
- Police Science (A, C)
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Walters State Community College.
- Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville, TN (53 miles away)
- Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN (79 miles away)
- Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, TN (115 miles away)
- Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, TN (135 miles away)
- Georgia Highlands College in Rome, GA (180 miles away)