Volunteer State Community College

Volunteer State Community College

Volunteer State Community College, also referred to as Vol State or VSCC, is a publicly-supported, two-year community college located in Gallatin, Tennessee, United States. It was established in 1971. Vol State is operated under the auspices of the Tennessee Board of Regents. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

The college owns a weekly student newspaper, The Settler, and an award-winning student magazine, The Pioneer. Vol State also operates a Radio station, WVCP, which provides students an opportunity to work at a broadcast radio station. The college is a member of the Western Division of the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association. It is also a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VII. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Pioneers.

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Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin , TN 37066-3188
General Phone: (615) 452-8600

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts345liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine169EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology114dental assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science, ophthalmic tech
Business and Management77business management, logistics
Therapy and Counseling33physical therapist assistant
Medical Administration26medical records tech
Security and Law Enforcement26fire-fighting
Medicine23health professions
Law8legal assistant
Office and Administration6administrative assistant
Family and Social Work4child development, community organization
Education and Teaching1education
Science and Laboratory Technician1science tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree59116
Award of less than 1 academic year2015
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years413

Volunteer State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Volunteer State Community College had a total enrollment of 7,065 students (4,710 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 82%
Part-Time 18%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 25%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown1%

Volunteer State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 40 %

Volunteer State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Gallatin, 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.

Volunteer State Community College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1621

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 ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,767
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,267
Books and supplies $ 950

Financial Aid:
Volunteer State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 991200)

Volunteer State Community College Faculty

Volunteer State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1215
Non-tenured and not on tenure track818

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year6$63,6714$61,421
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$56,319
Instructorcalendar year2*9$50,676
All faculty totalcalendar year9$59,97216$54,421

*: 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 year12$56,1545$55,990
Associate professoracademic year36$49,21835$48,104
Assistant professoracademic year9$41,7217$41,185
Instructoracademic year4$34,95310$35,033
All faculty totalacademic year61$48,54157$45,653

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

Volunteer State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports022

Volunteer State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics and Materials Management

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy

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
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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