Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

(Rating 2.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Chattanooga State Community College offers 186-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 41% are women, and 59% are men. Chattanooga State Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Chattanooga State Community College is 8118$, that is at the level of national average. 10% of full-time Chattanooga State Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $28,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Chattanooga State Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Chattanooga State Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,584
$30,001 - $48,000$7,972
$48,001 - $75,000$10,092
$75,001 - $110,000$12,130



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6204 of Chattanooga State Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 66 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Chattanooga State Community College number 24 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Chattanooga State Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Chattanooga State Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Chattanooga State Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

10% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Chattanooga State Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Chattanooga State Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Chattanooga State Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Chattanooga State Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Tennessee.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 4501 Amnicola Hwy address in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Chattanooga State Community College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Chattanooga State Community College offers 186 programs in total: 84 are for Associate's degree, 69 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 33 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 18 distance education programs that are offered in the Chattanooga State Community College: 12 are for Associate's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Tennessee state average data to help you compare.


Chattanooga State Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5788 students with 173634 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Chattanooga State Community College

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Do not ever go here. Every semester I go through hell trying to get my financial aid only to be told days after the priority deadlines that I have a NEW "requirement" that must be completed. How is this okay? The financial aid office is a mess, this includes TCAT as well. I wish I was being dramatic, but without fail, every semester there is a problem and I am not informed till after the last minute. Meanwhile, I'm sitting here thinking I have completed everything for my financial aid, because I check as soon as possible to see what all needs to be turned in. Terrible communication with their students. If I could do it all over again, I would 100% go to school elsewhere. It has caused me so much anxiety, I have cried worried about being able to afford school every semester and now I'm just pissed.-5/10 would not recommend

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EDIT: 5/26/19 I wrote the review below based on dual-enrollment experiences and freshman orientation. After having spent two semesters at this school, I must say my opinion of it has drastically improved. While the staff is sometimes difficult to work with due to what seems to be lack of communication between departments, they still make an effort to help and find the right answers for you. As for professors, all of mine have been very knowledgeable and helpful--I would recommend them to anyone (willing to listen and learn) in a heartbeat! I would also like to note that they offer a nice selection of refreshments in the cafeteria, and career/interview preparation where students can receive advice in preparing for interviews or new jobs, and even borrow business formal clothing. And though this has nothing to do with academics, I would finally like to mention the location of the school--it is situated alongside the River Park, which is a lovely place to go running or walking, to have lunch, or to do homework.In short, this school has its pros and cons just like any organization, and I am thankful for the time I have spent and will continue to spend here.ORIGINAL 08/19: One star is generous. This place is a joke. Avoid it at all costs (if I could afford another school I would NOT be attending here). This may be different for people getting technology related degrees, but the experiences I've had in dealing with the humanities and business departments have been very poor. Unprofessional, disorganized, inefficient... They corner you into their pointless on-campus orientation by refusing to allow you to speak with an advisor until you have done so. At least this is what I was told. I know another girl who was told that on campus orientation was not mandatory. So who knows. Anyway, the only remotely useful part of this orientation is the 30 minute ending segment during which you speak with an advisor and schedule your classes. Otherwise it's total b.s. The "guides" don't provide any useful information and don't seem to know what they're doing themselves (lots of shouting to one another across rooms and "wait here, there's been a slight mistake and we'll be delayed just a few minutes..."). At my orientation, they talked about the difference in learning styles of introverts and extraverts, using the most narrow, generic stereotypes and a google images stock photo that I think was supposed to illustrate different learning styles (I wouldn't know as the screen on which it was displayed was either of a very poor quality or the image itself was too blurry to read - and yes I have good vision). During another segment we watched a clip of an SNL episode, after which we were informed was only played because the "guides" didn't have enough to talk about for 30 minutes and needed a time filler. Keep in mind that most of these people were cornered into this and had to miss work and / or drive a long distance in order to attend. We were made to walk across campus in a dangerous thunder storm (by dangerous I mean I saw lightening and heard thunder as loud as a gunshot about 3 times in five - eight minutes) and was soaking wet and cold for the remaining three hours. I realize that getting caught in a storm is something that happens in life and I probably could have gotten out of walking in it. I was just annoyed by the disregard for our safety and any plans or commitments that were to follow the orientation, such as an interview.In short, if you ever hear this place referred to as "13th grade," know that that's probably a generous assessment. If you do have to go here, just expect the worst. Expect your information to get lost or not be processed correctly. Expect conflicting information (if you can get any from anyone to begin with). Expect to grade your neighbor's work in English II class because the professor is too lazy to do it herself and likes to run her class like an elementary school. Expect to be frustrated with having to use TigerWeb and eLearn. If you prepare yourself in this way, you may endure only mild disappointment.

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It was great for the first 2 semesters, but the further you get along with your focused programs the staff lets things get through the cracks. There were a series of events that took place during my time at that school. From un-knowledgeable advisors, out of date information being circulated and confusing students, and misinformed financial aid staff. I ended up losing all my scholarships after only making 2 C's in my entire college career of 6 full time semesters.Come to get your Gen Eds then transfer ASAP

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My daughter goes here, great collage

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I have had some great Instructors here. But some not so great. Some of the professors for the online classes seem very preoccupied and God forbid if you would like to speak with them over the phone. And they don't offer any tutoring during the summer for any classes that I am aware of, even though the tuition price is the same for the summer as fall and spring.

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Location & Website

Address: 4501 Amnicola Hwy


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4236974400

Institution is active in current year: 1

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