Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin

Gallatin, TN

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Volunteer State Community College offers 103-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. 1 high safety campus. 41.1% are women, and 58.9% are men. 2% percents of international students. Volunteer State Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Volunteer State Community College is 7580$, that is at the level of national average. 16% of full-time Volunteer 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 $30,000, 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 Volunteer 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, Volunteer State Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,362
$30,001 - $48,000$6,920
$48,001 - $75,000$9,257
$75,001 - $110,000$11,137



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3697 of Volunteer State Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 48 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Volunteer State Community College number 36 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Volunteer 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

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 Volunteer 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


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

16% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Volunteer 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 Volunteer State Community College is 22:1, that means that for every 22 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


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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 1480 Nashville Pke address in Gallatin, 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 Volunteer State Community College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Volunteer State Community College offers 103 programs in total: 60 are for Associate's degree, 31 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 12 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. Volunteer State Community College is one of the few institutions in Tennessee that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 36 distance education programs that are offered in the Volunteer State Community College: 24 are for Associate's degree and 12 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into 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.


Volunteer State Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4980 students with 149407 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Volunteer State Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Absolutely amazing school. Everyone is so polite.

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The dental program is the best. The professors are so awesome

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An absolutely amazing school with a ton of talented professors who care about their students. Hardly ever did I have a professor I didn't love. It's a small campus filled with a lot of heart. However, because this is a community college, there isn't much of a sense of community within the student body. People often times just come to school and go on their merry way. Thankfully, it isn't too hard to make your own community there. The classes are are set at reasonable prices with decent financial aid availible. I wholeheartedly recommend Vol State to anyone, especially those looking to get to get their associates.

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My son just graduated with honors in his Associate degree program and really enjoyed his time at Vol State.

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Overall Rating:

For those who have an interest in pursuing an education and possibly a career in the fire service, this is the college for you. The Fire Science program is one of the best in the area. Excellent instructors that care about their students.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1480 Nashville Pike


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6154528600

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: volstate.edu

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