Volunteer State Community College, located in northern Middle Tennessee, offers a variety of programs that allow students to obtain their Associate Degree, certificates or just continue with education. Vol State serves students from Metro Nashville to the Cumberland Plateau. Besides Gallatin, Vol States main campus, the college offers satellite campuses across the region. This includes campuses specifically for evening classes, high school dual-enrolment and other programs like Health and Business.
Vol State has a very diverse and large variety of clubs and organization, which provides great opportunities to its students to learn and later serve the community. Free tutoring and low tuition has made VSCC a top choice for returning and new students in the area. Students wanting to complete a bachelor’s degree can take advantage of Vol States’ Tennessee Transfer Pathway Program.
Cost to attend is $139 per semester hour for in-state students, and $574 for out of state students. For more information on tuition and fees, including maintenance fees, please visit Vol States tuition information page.
VSCC provides assistance to students who need to apply for financial aid and apply for fee waivers. Grants, along with Scholarships are also available for students to take advantage of.
There are currently more than 8,000 students enrolled at VSCC, and the college prides itself on being culturally diverse. Vol State provides a healthy learning environment to its students, and offers many tools and resources to ensure a quality education. You can visit Vol State’s webpage for a more detailed look at the college.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. 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: $3,600-$4,400
- Out-of-State: $15,000-$18,060
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $150-$180 per unit
- Out-of-State: $630-$750 per 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||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||84%||$4,476|
|Receiving Student Loans||22%||$3,640|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Volunteer State Community College may provide student services like:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Tennessee, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1977)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1990)
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 Volunteer 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 (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Volunteer State Community College.
- Nashville State Technical Community College in Nashville, TN (26 miles away)
- Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN (62 miles away)
- Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, TN (70 miles away)
- Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN (110 miles away)
- Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, TN (113 miles away)