Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Public
    2 year
  • 10.6K
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:21
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 7%
    Transfer Student Ratio
Located in Tennessee’s third-largest metropolitan area, Pellissippi State Community College is a public two-year institution serving Knox and Blount Counties. The College provides access to higher education for a diverse student population by providing associate of arts, associate of science, associate of science in teaching, and associate of applied science degrees, as well as certificates in specialized areas and non-credit courses for personal and professional development. Freshman and sophomore level courses transfer into baccalaureate programs at public and private institutions. Both traditional and distance learning methods are used for course delivery.
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Founded 1974
Total Faculty 225
Total Enrollment 10,325
Full-Time Undergraduate 5,404
Part-Time Undergraduate 5,184
Programs 63
Courses 789
Equivalencies 8,100 incoming
13,975 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Financial aid personnel are available to work with students to resolve financial problems that may hinder the achievement of their academic goals. The financial aid office has a representative on each of our campuses and we are open from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We close at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Tuition and Fees:
In-State 12 Credit hours per semester tuition and fees $2,089, Out-of-State 12 Credit hours per semester tuition and fees $8077.
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Information for Transfer In Students

Adult Degree Completion Programs:
for more information on our many degrees please go to:
Credit for Prior Learning:
For more information, please visit
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Additional Information

Adult Learner Focused Institution:
Veteran Friendly:
Flexible Options:
Online courses, weekend courses, hybrid courses, evening courses, fast-track courses, and adult student support clubs/groups.
Student Services Extended Hours:
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
The applicant's grade-point average on transferable courses must be at least equal to that which Pellissippi State requires for the readmission of its own students.
Official Transcripts:
Official high school transcripts (must include graduation with regular high school diploma) are required, as well as official college transcripts from each institution attended.
SAT/ACT Scores:
New students must submit valid ACT/SAT scores. If students do not have ACT/SAT scores, students will take a COMPASS test.
Letters of Recommendation:
Application Fee:
Associates Degree Required:
Other Requirements:
High School graduation with regular high school diploma or GED or HiSET.
Request More Information:
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
Provided a grade of C or better was made in each course, transfer credit is awarded for individual courses that parallel Pellissippi State requirements for course content, level of instruction and preparation of faculty teaching courses.
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Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990
Main Phone:
(865) 694-6400


Transfer Admission Contact:
Debbie Benedict
Enrollment Services Coordinator
(865) 694-6400
Transfer Services Contact:
Connie Jo Miller
Enrollment Services Coordinator
(865) 694-6400
Veterans Services Contact:
Sharon Shastid
(865) 694-6472
Adult Learner Contact:
Debbie Benedict
Enrollment Services Coordinator
(865) 694-6400

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

Blount County Campus
2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Friendsville, TN 37737
(865) 981-5300
Division Street Campus
3435 Division Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 971-5200
Magnolia Avenue Campus
1610 E. Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 329-3100
Strawberry Plains Campus
7201 Strawberry Plains Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 225-2300
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Last updated on 12/2/2021 by Pellissippi State Community College.