Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland, Tennessee
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  • Public
    2 year
  • 1:21
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 5%
    Transfer Student Ratio
Cleveland State Community College is an open door, comprehensive community college located in Southeast Tennessee. Students can receive Associate degrees and technical certificates that prepare them to transfer to a university or to enter the workforce more competitively. To better serve a rural service area, courses are offered at the main campus in Cleveland, as well as instructional sites in Athens and Vonore. Extensive course offerings are also available online.


Total Faculty 72
Total Enrollment 2,927
Programs 58
Courses 614
Equivalencies 4,063 incoming
12,022 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
CSCC offers many types of financial aid including: Federal Grants, Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Work Study, State Grants and Scholarships and Institutional Scholarships. Come see us for more information!
Tuition and Fees:
In-State per semester (12 credit hours and fees) $2,169.00*; Out-of-State per semester (12 credit hours and fees) $8,457.00* (*as of Fall 2019)
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Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:
Cleveland State Community College accepts transfer work from all regionally accredited institutions. Courses not awarded through this process are able to be petitioned.
Transfer Applications Received:
Transfer Applications Accepted:
Percentage Accepted:
Transfer Agreements:
Adult Degree Completion Programs:
Associate of Arts (A.A.); Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A); Associate of Science (A.S.); Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.); Technical Certificates (CRT)
Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
Students who have technical or vocational credits must speak to an academic advisor to determine equivalency.
Credit for Prior Learning:
Institutional Challenge Exams, ACE-Military, CLEP, ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Portfolio Assessment.
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Application Deadlines for Transfer

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Additional Information

Adult Learner Focused Institution:
CSCC's Adult Support Services offers many services, such as personalized assistance for admissions, readmission and/or transfer assistance, assistance with understanding academic policies, rules, and regulations, providing information and forms regarding services, offices, and departments at CSCC. Adult Support Services also provides information on careers, childcare, financial aid (TN Reconnect & Institutional scholarships), and personalized referral to other college services and outside community agencies. To learn more about TN Reconnect at Cleveland State, visit:
Veteran Friendly:
CSCC is a Certified VETS Campus. Resources are provided to help veterans successfully transition from military life to student life. The Veterans Services Office provides support, advocacy, and assistance for veterans, military service members, and their dependents. The VA School Certifying Official assists students and helps them access their VA educational benefits.
Flexible Options:
CSCC offers online and evening classes.
Student Services Extended Hours:
CSCC offers extended hours during peak enrollment/registration time. Contact Enrollment Services for more information, 423-473-2451.
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
Students who were academically suspended from their most recent transfer institution will be placed on academic probation upon admittance.
Official Transcripts:
Students are required to submit ALL prior official college transcripts, even if the student withdrew. A high school transcript is required unless the total earned college credit hours are more than 60.
SAT/ACT Scores:
Transfer students whose ACT/SAT scores demonstrate appropriate levels may be exempt from parts of the Accuplacer test. Only ACT/SAT scores less than 5 years old will be used to determine exemption status.
Other Requirements:
Transfer students who have successfully completed a college-level English and/or Mathematics course, from an accredited institution, are exempt from the academic placement (Accuplacer) test.
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
All courses will be transferred in, however transfer credits are not calculated into a student's GPA.
Credits (Min/Max):
Credits from all institutions of higher learning will be evaluated for currently enrolled students. Non-Degree students are exempt from this process.
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Cleveland State Community College

3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
Main Phone:


Adult Learner Contact:
Natalia Williams
Counselor/Coordinator of Adult Student Services
Financial Aid Specialist:
Haley Hendrix
TN Promise/Reconnect Coordinator, Financial Aid
Admissions Coordinator:
Melissa Kyle
Admissions Coordinator
Veterans Services Contact:
Mark Wilson
Director of Counseling & Career Services

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

CSCC Athens Center
2580 Ingleside Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
CSCC Monroe County Center
121 Grand Vista
Vonore, TN 37885
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Last updated on 8/12/2020 by AcademyOne.