Walters State Community College

Walters State Community College

Walters State Community College is a state-supported, co-educational community college located in Morristown, Tennessee. It was established in 1970 and was named in honor of United States Senator Herbert S. Walters. The University grants admission to over 5,000 students.

The divisions of WSCC include the following:

  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Technical Education

The sports teams of Walters State are called the Senators. Its students participate in baseball, basketball, golf and softball. The college also has a cheerleader squad.

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Contacting Walters State Community College

Walters State Community College
500 S Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown , TN 37813-6899
General Phone: (423) 585-2600

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts302liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine231EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement158criminal justice and police
Business and Management71business management, MIS, management information systems
Medical Support and Technology44medical coding, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech
Medical Administration36medical records tech, medical transcription
Therapy and Counseling23physical therapist assistant
Engineering Technician14industrial tech, quality control tech
Landscaping and Horticulture9ornamental horticulture
Family and Social Work9child development
Cooking and Culinary Arts5chef training
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Education and Teaching1education
Mechanics and Repair0industrial mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering0web design

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree62215
Award of less than 1 academic year26112
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years231

Walters State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Walters State Community College had a total enrollment of 5,825 students (4,056 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 29%
20-21 16%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
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)

North Carolina1%

Walters State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 38 %

Walters State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Morristown, 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.

Walters State Community College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,775
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,275
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Walters State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 886300)

Walters State Community College Faculty

Walters State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1321
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3031

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$80,3173$81,801
Associate professorcalendar year6$63,2907$66,942
Assistant professorcalendar year3$50,3612*
Instructorcalendar year3$50,0531*
All faculty totalcalendar year15$61,46213$68,321

*: 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$61,4066$59,759
Associate professoracademic year26$53,03233$49,814
Assistant professoracademic year12$39,69315$43,446
Instructoracademic year5$36,26612$39,427
All faculty totalacademic year51$49,56366$47,382

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

Walters State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports11213

Walters State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

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

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Walters State Community College Highlights

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What Sets Walters State Community College Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Walters State Community College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Walters State Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 13%Walters State Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Walters State Community College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Walters State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Walters State Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Walters State Community College % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in liberal arts
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 17%Walters State Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Walters State Community College % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Walters State Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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