Northeast State Technical Community College

Northeast State Technical Community College

Northeast State Technical Community College is a public, comprehensive community college located in Blountville, Tennessee. Northeast State was originally established as the Tri-Cities State Area Vocational-Technical School in 1966. It became a part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee in 1983. It was given its present name on July 1, 1990.

Northeast State offers associates degrees in over 50 programs of study. Students can use these degrees to transfer to a number of local and regional four-year colleges or universities. The campus is home to a wide variety of clubs and organizations as well.

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Northeast State Technical Community College
2425 Hwy 75
Blountville , TN 37617-0246
General Phone: (423) 323-3191

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Northeast State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts312liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Engineering Technician90electronics tech, industrial tech, drafting, mechanical drafting
Business and Management46business management, accounting technology
Mechanics and Repair42HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Medicine31health professions
Medical Support and Technology30dental assistant, medical assistant, cardiovascular tech, surgical tech
Office and Administration28administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, computer product certification, computer networking, network management
Construction Trades20electrician
Science and Laboratory Technician20chemical tech, science tech
Production Trades16machine shop assistant, welding
Family and Social Work13child development
Nursing and Emergency Medicine9EMT paramedic
Education and Teaching1elementary school teaching

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree53714
Award of less than 1 academic year304
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11313

Northeast State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northeast State had a total enrollment of 5,237 students (3,595 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 77%
Part-Time 23%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 23%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


Northeast State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 46 %

Northeast State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northeast State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT48%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Northeast State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,851
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,288
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Northeast State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 537800)

Northeast State Faculty

Northeast State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year3$63,8474$71,794
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$66,0348$68,003

*: 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 year5$51,5624$52,673
Associate professoracademic year12$45,54518$45,977
Assistant professoracademic year17$38,9287$39,481
Instructoracademic year13$39,18320$37,218
All faculty totalacademic year47$42,03249$42,021

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

Northeast State Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

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

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

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Northeast State Highlights

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What Sets Northeast State Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 14%Northeast State Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of students
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Northeast State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 16%Northeast State % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Northeast State % of degrees in medicine
% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(for colleges of its size and type)
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% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 17%Northeast State % of degrees in engineering technician
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 18%Northeast State % of freshmen enrolled part-time

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