Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

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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 undergraduate students 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 providing 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider 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 picture. 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 learning 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 entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. 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

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great School. It was a great place to start off my education. The teachers still seem to believe in what they are doing and actually invest themselves in the students. Also this is where I was on 9/11

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The school was a school when I went here, terrible parking and average lunches. Average professors. But now that I've transferred and gone to pick up my transcripts I was met by the rudest women in the student center I have ever met. She was an older lady with gray short hair and glasses and she acted like a complete tyrant. When I asked if she could escribe my transcripts she told me. That's not my problem I've done what I could, go to a Fedex or something. Which I get she couldn't do I had no knowledge of that though other wise I would not have asked. She could say something nicer than "not my problem go deal with it". She also accused another student of forging a signature for their transcript requests telling him to his face he was a problem and needed to be dealt with by the vice principal. I don't know what this ladies problem is but you can't just talk to people like that when your job is to help them.

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I wasn't looking forward to going to college in the town I grew up in, where everyone I know would be going for the Tennessee Promise. I also assumed that there would be no opportunities for me at a community college, but I was proven wrong. The music department (my major) is thriving and most of my professors were the absolute best. Student life does their best to put on entertaining events. Lots of free food. A lot of different organizations for you to meet other students: you just have to look for them and take the time to stay on campus after classes even though it's a commuter college. I got to be a part of Global Scholars and other things like that, which focuses on community outreach. I also got to be a part a student representative and peer mentor: which was a lot of fun.

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This is my second year at Chattanooga State and I love it. The professors absolutely care about your success and offer plenty of office hours to come by. The staff is always very friendly and helpful, especially when it comes to complicated topics like financial aid. Other students seem just as committed to the work as everyone else. The campus is clean and very pleasant to be in.The only downside is the parking. It is worth removing a star. It is a nightmare at the beginning of the semester. Unless you wake up early and arrive around eight or nine in the morning, you will struggle to find a parking spot, which is kind of awful when you don't have class for three more hours.Otherwise, I cannot imagine a better community college here. There are lots of events every month that students can participate in. The cafeteria food is pretty decent and offers a large selection. The library allows food and drink so that you can ear while you work or study. Little things like this make Chatt State super nice.Also, since someone mentioned the online classes, they will keep you very busy. The instructors expect more work than an actual lecture class, but it is manageable as long as you keep track of your time and when certain things are due.

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I really like this school. Only down side is the online professors/ instructors expect assignments turned in by a certain date...but the professors/instructors take their sweet time grading anything, and rarely return any e-mails. I do not recommend anyone take online course. I have lectures here and loved all most all of my professors they all seem to really care about their students and their success.

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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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