Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College is a two-year college located in Harriman, Tennessee. The college was authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1969. It operates under the authority of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Roane State is mainly designed for students who aim to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Aside from transfer programs, Roane State also offers career preparation programs leading to associate degrees or certificates.

Roane State's athletic department fields both men's and women's sports teams. They compete in sports like baseball, basketball, and softball in the Eastern Division of the Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association. RSCC's official mascot is the Raider.

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Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman , TN 37748
General Phone: (865) 354-3000

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Roane State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts253liberal arts and sciences, general studies, cartography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine114EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology101dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, health diagnostic professions, clinical and medical lab science, opticianry
Business and Management52business management, business administration
Science and Laboratory Technician46science tech
Therapy and Counseling33physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Security and Law Enforcement31criminal justice and police, security and protective services
Medical Administration28medical records tech, medical transcription, environmental health
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19occupational therapist assistant
Law15legal assistant
Education and Teaching6education
Family and Social Work6child development
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering0computer support

Number of programs and degrees for Roane State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year588
Associate's degree61919
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years283

Roane State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Roane State Community College had a total enrollment of 5,404 students (3,617 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 79%
Part-Time 21%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 28%
20-21 18%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


Roane State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 47 %

Roane State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Harriman, 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.

Roane State Community College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

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 ACT74%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Roane State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,787
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,568
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Roane State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 991400)

Roane State Community College Faculty

Roane State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1627
Non-tenured and not on tenure track29

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$77,1342*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$50,2282*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$63,3427$64,491

*: 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 year8$60,4005$56,992
Associate professoracademic year30$52,11234$50,226
Assistant professoracademic year12$42,90722$41,497
Instructoracademic year3$39,3919$41,074
All faculty totalacademic year53$50,55970$46,789

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

Roane State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports011

Roane State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Roane State Community College Apart:

% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
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Top 6%Roane State Community College % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 8%Roane State Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 11%Roane State Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 14%Roane State Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
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Top 14%Roane State Community College Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Roane State Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 15%Roane State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 16%Roane State Community College % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 18%Roane State Community College % of degrees in medical administration
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Roane State Community College Female % of student body

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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