Pellissippi State Technical Community College

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

Pellissippi State Technical Community College, also known as PSTCC, is a community college in Knoxville, Tennessee. The college enrolls more than 7,000 students, of which around 100 to 150 are international students. Apart from the main campus located a few miles west of downtown Knoxville, PSTCC has 3 satellite campuses:

  • Blount County Center
  • Division Street Campus
  • Magnolia Avenue Campus

Pellissippi State Technical Community College offers a variety of associate's degrees in arts, science, applied science, and teaching. There are separate departments for liberal arts, business and computer technology, English, education, engineering and media technologies, mathematics, and natural and behavioral sciences. Students of this college can also opt for a transfer to any 4-year institution of their choice.

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Pellissippi State Technical Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville , TN 37933-0990
General Phone: (865) 694-6400

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Pellissippi State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts431liberal arts and sciences, general studies, cartography
Computer Science and Engineering39computer and info science, information science, web design, computer networking, network management
Business and Management34business management, accounting technology, sales and marketing
Design34interior design
Engineering Technician32civil engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Office and Administration30office management, administrative assistant
Media29communications tech
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial art, cinematography, photography
Law12legal assistant
Family and Social Work11child development
Hospitality9hotel management
Science and Laboratory Technician5science tech
Security and Law Enforcement4security services management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree68327

Pellissippi State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pellissippi State had a total enrollment of 8,608 students (5,892 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 80%
Part-Time 20%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Pellissippi State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 52 %

Pellissippi State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Knoxville, 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.

Pellissippi State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal465630
SAT Math470660
SAT Writing460630
ACT Verbal2034
ACT Math1821
ACT Composite2032

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 SAT3%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT81%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Pellissippi State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,300
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Pellissippi State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1269300)

Pellissippi State Faculty

Pellissippi 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
Professoracademic year15$59,80122$58,117
Associate professoracademic year42$51,43869$50,411
Assistant professoracademic year7$41,7698$40,923
Instructoracademic year11$35,53411$36,528
All faculty totalacademic year75$49,875110$49,874

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

Pellissippi State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Interior Design

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

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communications Technology/Technician

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Securities Services Administration/Management

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Male % of student body
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Top 20%Pellissippi State Male % of student body

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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