Nashville State Community College

Nashville, Tennessee
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  • Public
    2 year
  • 8,197
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:19
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 35%
    Transfer Student Ratio
Nashville State Community College is an open-admission comprehensive educational institution, serving a very diverse student population and a broad geographic area. Outreach programs and special services for sub-populations include first-generation students, adult students, and English as a Second Language students. The college offers the Associate of Applied Science technical and career degrees, and the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science, and the Associate of Science in Teaching transfer degrees. Nashville State has over 80 programs of study covering broad areas including business, applied arts, information and engineering technologies, health sciences, social and life sciences, math, science, humanities, and the arts.


Founded 1970
Total Faculty 170
Total Enrollment 8,197
Full-Time Undergraduate 3,499
Part-Time Undergraduate 4,698
Transfer Students 900
Programs 65
Courses 1,573
Equivalencies 211,812 incoming
12,815 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
A variety of federal, state, and local financial aid programs are available to qualified students who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible to attend Nashville State Community College.
Tuition and Fees:
In-State 12 hours per semester 2,032.50; Out-of-State 12 hours per semester 8,020.50.
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Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:
Transfer Applications Received:
Transfer Applications Accepted:
Percentage Accepted:
Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
Transfer Agreements:
All TBR and UT institutions as well as the institutions listed in this link:
Adult Degree Completion Programs:
Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathways are offered. Some Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) may be eligible for transfer.
Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
Some credit is accepted and will be determined upon receipt of Official Transcript.
Credit for Prior Learning:
Portfolio Assessments, Institutional Challenge Exams, Institutionally-Evaluated Training or Credit, ACE-Military, ACE-Workplace, CLEP, ACT, AP.
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Additional Information

Adult Learner Focused Institution:
Veteran Friendly:
Flexible Options:
morning, afternoon, evening and online classes available for students.
Student Services Extended Hours:
Admissions will not host office hours during COVID-19. Traditional hours at Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Extended hours Wednesday until 5:30 pm.
Not available to students on campus but do have community partners that students can be connected with to support their families.
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
NSCC is open enrollment and do not use GPA as a consideration for Admissions.
Official Transcripts:
Submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Students may also be required to submit an official high school transcript or official GED/HiSet score report.
SAT/ACT Scores:
Applicants under the age of 21 will need to submit ACT scores. Applicants over 21 will need to take the on-campus Accuplacer test. These scores are used to determine in which areas the applicant may be required to complete college prep course work.
Letters of Recommendation:
Letters of Recommendation are only required in majors that have separate applications (i.e. Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Surgical Technology).
Not required for admission.
Application Fee:
NSCC does not have an application fee for students applying to the college.
Interviews are only required in majors that have separate applications (i.e. Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Surgical Technology).
Associates Degree Required:
Previous higher education coursework can be evaluated for transfer credit but are not required to attend NSCC or earn the TN Reconnect scholarship.
Other Requirements:
Students will need to submit a document highlighting proof of citizenship (state driver's license) and immunization waiver (or shot record).
Request More Information:
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
NSCC transfers in all courses; however only courses with a minimum grade of D may count toward the program of study unless otherwise specified.
Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn at least 25% of credit hours required for the degree through instruction delivered by NSCC.
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Nashville State Community College

120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515
United States
Main Phone:
(615) 353-3265
Find us on:
Delivery Method:
Course work is available via in person engagement, online engagement, or a hybrid of rotating engagement via in person and online contact.


International Admissions Contact:
Adriane Gordon
Lead Worker - International Admissions, Admissions
Veterans Services Contact:
Kevin Thomas
Assistant Registrar, Records
Adult Learner Support:
Fred Frazier
Student Success Adviser, Student Success Center
Transfer Admission Contact:
Laura Moran
Executive Director of Enrollment Services
(615) 353-3215

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

Humphreys County
695 Holly Lane
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-1739
Southeast Campus
5248 Hickory Hollow Parkway
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 780-2760
855 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 740-5998
1760 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 551-7004
East Davidson/Donelson
2845 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
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Last updated on 7/19/2021 by AcademyOne.