Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Chattanooga State Technical Community College, also referred to as Chatt State, is a regionally accredited, 2-year community college. It was established on the 20th of September, 1965. Chattanooga State Technical Community College offers an array of degree and certificate studies, university parallel transfer programs, continuing education, adult education, dual enrollment as well as community service programs, and technological training courses. The college enrolls over 10,000 students and the classes and programs are held across 6 county service areas:

  • Dayton
  • East Campus near Hamilton Place Mall
  • Eastgate Town Center
  • Kimball
  • Main campus at Amnicola Highway
  • Sequatchie Valley

Chattanooga State Technical Community College has 4 athletics teams called the Tigers. There are fast-pitch softball, men's baseball, and men and women's basketball teams that wear the official colors, blue and orange.

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Chattanooga State Technical Community College
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga , TN 37406-1097
General Phone: (423) 697-4400

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Chattanooga State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts271liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology151dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine107registered nursing
Business and Management64business management, accounting technology, MIS
Family and Social Work35child development, community organization
Engineering Technician33engineering technology, electronics tech, industrial tech, drafting
Law21legal assistant, court reporting
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art
Office and Administration15administrative assistant, office data entry
Therapy and Counseling14physical therapist assistant
Medical Administration12medical records tech
Security and Law Enforcement10fire-fighting
Education and Teaching6industrial arts teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Chattanooga State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree65124
Award of less than 1 academic year326
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years724

Chattanooga State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chattanooga State had a total enrollment of 8,108 students (5,223 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 18%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Chattanooga State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 41 %

Chattanooga State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Chattanooga, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Chattanooga State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,797
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,297
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Chattanooga State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 399800)

Chattanooga State Faculty

Chattanooga State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2031
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2312

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year3$68,44710$62,795
Assistant professorcalendar year5$57,4414$54,088
Instructorcalendar year19$47,26716$49,108
All faculty totalcalendar year29$53,36331$55,099

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$60,6659$57,369
Associate professoracademic year25$50,04253$49,811
Assistant professoracademic year14$46,31419$43,342
Instructoracademic year10$43,43511$41,131
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year60$49,78392$48,177

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Chattanooga State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Education And Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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checked Career counseling
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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