Volunteer State Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,104
2022 Average Net Price
$5,975
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
6,957
50.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.7%
467 Graduates

About

Volunteer State Community College is a higher education institution located in Sumner County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Volunteer State Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (741 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees), and Information Technology (61 degrees).

In 2022, 1,628 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Volunteer State Community College. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,302 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Volunteer State Community College is $4,104, which is $−4,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Volunteer State Community College is $4,104, which is $−4,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,975.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Volunteer State Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Volunteer State Community College was $4,104. The cost of tuition at Volunteer State Community College is $−4,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,975
2022 Value
4.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Volunteer State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,975. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Volunteer State Community College grew by 4.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,130
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Volunteer State Community College was of $16,130 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 22.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Volunteer State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.67% with respect to 2021, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Volunteer State Community College had a total enrollment of 6,957 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Volunteer State Community College is 3,516 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,441. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Volunteer State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Volunteer State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73% White, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 8.01% Black or African American, 3.33% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0862% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Volunteer State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Volunteer State Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,957 students. The full-time enrollment at Volunteer State Community College is 3,516 and the part-time enrollment is 3,441. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Volunteer State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Volunteer State Community College was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Volunteer State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,080 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    600 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    557 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Volunteer State Community College is 73% White, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 8.01% Black or African American, 3.33% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0862% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 324 students (4.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 406 more women than men received degrees from Volunteer State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Volunteer State Community College is white (1,302 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Volunteer State Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (741 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees) and Information Technology (61 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Volunteer State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (741 degrees awarded), Protective Services (110 degrees), and Health (430 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Volunteer State Community College are Registered nurses (1,421,140 people), Software developers (579,663 people), Other managers (251,896 people), Medical & health services managers (167,304 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (147,794 people).

The most specialized majors at Volunteer State Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (741 degrees awarded), Protective Services (110 degrees), Health (430 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Volunteer State Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Volunteer State Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (741 degrees awarded), Protective Services (110 degrees), Health (430 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Volunteer State Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,592,974 people), Computer Systems Design (647,430 people), Elementary & secondary schools (445,445 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (372,854 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (274,951 people).

The most specialized majors at Volunteer State Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (741 degrees awarded), Protective Services (110 degrees), Health (430 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Volunteer State Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 741 degrees awarded
  2. 77 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Volunteer State Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 741 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

611
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,017
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 611 degrees were awarded to men at Volunteer State Community College, which is 0.601 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,017).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 239 degrees were awarded to men at Volunteer State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.476 times less than the 502 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 502 degrees were awarded to men at Volunteer State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.1 times more than the 239 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Volunteer State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Volunteer State Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.78% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,302 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Volunteer State Community College is white (1,302 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

1.84% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    805 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    497 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Volunteer State Community College is white female (805 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (497 degrees).

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Operations

Volunteer State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 85.6k (1.35%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Volunteer State Community College had a total salary expenditure of 74M. Volunteer State Community College employs 58 Associate professors, 34 Instructors and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Volunteer State Community College are Female Associate professor (35), Male Associate professor (23), and Female Instructor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Volunteer State Community College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Endowment

$6.36M
2022 Endowment
18%
decline from 2021

Volunteer State Community College has an endowment valued at about $6.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Volunteer State Community College declined 18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.14M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.1M
2022 Salaries
0.878%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Volunteer State Community College paid a median of $29.1M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($74M) and a 0.878% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.04M
Instructional Salaries
137
Number of Employees

In 2022, Volunteer State Community College paid a total of $9.04M to 137 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Volunteer State Community College were Associate professor with 58 employees, Instructor with 34 employees, and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Volunteer State Community College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Volunteer State Community College was Female Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Instructor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Volunteer State Community College.

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