B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    C
Volunteer State Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,841/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,362/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,920/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,257/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,137/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,268/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,377Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After Volunteer State Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Volunteer State Community College Reviews

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Vol State is a much better school than I had anticipated. The diversity of available classes allow for anyone to do anything! Not to mention the smaller campus size compared to other schools; which helps in finding classes easily and quickly. I myself do not partake in the extra activities, but there are plenty to choose from, including yoga and soccer. Overall, Vol State is a great choice for a 2 year college, and its lower tuition costs mean more accessibility for more people.
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Sleep Diagnostics is a unique, small industry, but growing rapidly in recognition. Most students don't know what the actual job description of a Polysomnographic Technologist entails, but their light bulbs tend to go off when you mention a Sleep Study. It's cool because it's highly specialized, but frustrating at times because we don't get the recognition and respect that the position deserves.

Our program is very accelerated and extremely difficult unless you've had prior healthcare experience, college courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, and college level math.

However, VSCC has one of the newest, state-of-the art sleep testing labs right on campus and Middle Tennessee is regionally associated with some of the top Sleep Medicine Physicians and labs in the country! The Program Director is Top-Notch! He was employed in the field for many years as a practicing technologist, a sales representative for sleep devices, and in sleep lab supervisory roles. Mr. Mathews offers his students a well-rounded program, and is always going above the call-of-duty to help his students achieve their goals!
I've had mixed reviews for Volunteer State University. With the arrival of the Tennessee Promise, it is where everybody without another plan is going. That's led to overpopulation, but when we actually make it into the classrooms, you realize that Volunteer State University has a wide array of teachers who have perfected their teaching styles over the years. Whether you have James Story, a music theory teacher whose trick questions will keep you on your toes, Jennifer McMillion, a literature teacher who finds ways to uncover hundreds of possible hidden meanings in a literary work, or Melva Black, a speech teacher who has the tendency to use her students to teach real world examples, or an any one of the other teachers in this school, you will almost definitely learn something whether you mean to or not. My biggest issue with Volunteer State University is that it still feels like a high school, and I'm just honestly ready to transfer to a university.