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IPEDS ID: 221643
OPE ID: 01269300
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Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990
General information:  (865) 694-6400 x6526
Website:  www.pstcc.edu/
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  10,325 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Admissionswww.pstcc.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.pstcc.edu/admissions/apply.html
Financial Aidwww.pstcc.edu/financial_aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.pstcc.edu/financial_aid/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.pstcc.edu/financial_aid/va/index.php
Mission Statement
  The mission of Pellissippi State Community College is to serve its community by providing college-level and non-credit courses and learning support instruction using a variety of delivery methods, including distance learning. The College provides support for teaching and learning, training and workforce development, and opportunities for life, civic, and cultural enrichment.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty239318
Instructional237318
Research and public service20
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$3,558$3,660$3,868$3,9883.1%
Out-of-state$13,686$14,100$14,932$15,3883.1%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$7,200$8,200$8,200$6,300-23.2%
Other$6,800$4,400$4,400$4,4000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,000$4,400$4,400$4,4000.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
Off Campus$18,858$17,560$17,768$15,988-10.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,858$9,360$9,568$9,6881.3%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$28,986$28,000$28,832$27,388-5.0%
Off Campus with Family$20,986$19,800$20,632$21,0882.2%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,82593%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,72488%$8,186,706$4,749
Federal grants1,04453%$4,392,283$4,207
Pell grants1,02452%$4,222,457$4,123
Other federal grants1287%$169,826$1,327
State/local government grant or scholarships1,31067%$3,617,389$2,761
Institutional grants or scholarships734%$177,034$2,425
Student loan aid30616%$1,481,996$4,843
Federal student loans30415%$1,420,388$4,672
Other student loans101%$61,608$6,161
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,59154%$22,885,348$4,093
Pell grants3,52534%$12,790,453$3,628
Federal student loans1,71817%$8,720,259$5,076
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$8,485$7,196$7,235
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$7,682$6,717$6,636
$30,001 – $48,000$8,278$7,394$7,374
$48,001 – $75,000$10,837$9,066$9,349
$75,001 – $110,000$12,224$11,008$11,562
$110,001 and more$13,678$11,361$11,617
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)10,325
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment604
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 51%
Part-time: 49%Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 54%
Part-time students: 49%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 18%
Transfer-out rate: 6%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 15%
Female: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 25%
Asian: 15%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 25%
White: 19%
Two or more races: 14%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 15%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 15%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 20%
[Began in Fall 2012]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 6%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 18%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Certificate
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Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping36--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General9-21
Business Administration and Management, General2-82
Business/Commerce, General229--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management21--
Operations Management and Supervision38--
Category total335-103
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects15--
Communications Technology/Technician4-70
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant20--
Recording Arts Technology/Technician2--
Category total41-70
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General12-69
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications48--
Information Technology23--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design43-0
Category total126-69
Education
Education, General--38
Category total--38
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD8--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician11-0
Engineering Technology, General111-62
Industrial Technology/Technician13-0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-4-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0--
Surveying Technology/Surveying0--
Category total143462
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development12-12
Category total12-12
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician35--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--3
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General457-0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder30--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--77
Category total522-80
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--27
Category total--27
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--1d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--20
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10867
Category total10888d
Personal and Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General14--
Category total14--
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production21--
Design and Visual Communications, General0--
Graphic Design17--
Interior Design--7
Music Performance, General--10
Photography50--
Category total88-17
Grand total1,28241,366
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 295
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $5,912
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 84%
Part-time students: 63%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time12%13%
200 percent of normal time12%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time41%42%
200 percent of normal time45%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1977 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)8/12/2013 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault102
Burglary111
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate16.0%18.4%19.6%
Number in default318406382
Number in repayment1,9852,2021,945
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)