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Chattanooga State Community College Overview

Chattanooga State Community College is a public institution situated in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Chattanooga State Community College Known For?

1,494 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Chattanooga State Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 41% of the faculty were full-time.

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Chattanooga State Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Chattanooga State Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#157 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#259 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Chattanooga State Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular General Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular General Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#194 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#194 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Chattanooga State Community College?

Location of Chattanooga State Community College

Contact details for Chattanooga State Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406-1097
Phone: 423-697-4400
Website: https://www.chattanoogastate.edu

How Do I Get Into Chattanooga State Community College?

You can apply to Chattanooga State Community College online at: https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/admissions/apply/

Chattanooga State Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Chattanooga State Community College?

15% Take Out Loans
20.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Chattanooga State Community College, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $4,371 a year. That adds up to $17,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chattanooga State Community College is 20.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Chattanooga State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,821 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,050 undergraduate students at Chattanooga State Community College, with 3,821 being full-time and 4,229 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Chattanooga State Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,821 full-time undergraduates at Chattanooga State Community College, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Chattanooga State Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chattanooga State Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Chattanooga State Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 71
Black or African American 503
Hispanic or Latino 293
White 2,737
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 202

Over 17 countries are represented at Chattanooga State Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Vietnam, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Chattanooga State Community College

1,219 Took All Classes Online
3,251 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,251 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Chattanooga State Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Chattanooga State Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chattanooga State Community College was -4.3%. This is the #2,443 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Chattanooga State Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Chattanooga State Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 10%
Fire Protection 62%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 70%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6%
Liberal Arts General Studies 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Chattanooga State Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Chattanooga State Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fire Protection #62
Allied Health Professions #110
Health & Medical Administrative Services #388
Criminal Justice & Corrections #453

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Chattanooga State Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 572 0 572
Allied Health Professions 79 50 48 177
Nursing 0 117 0 117
General Engineering Technology 6 83 0 89
Dental Support Services 0 32 32 64
Drama & Theater Arts 60 0 0 60
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 39 18 57
Business Administration & Management 18 24 0 42
General Engineering 0 42 0 42
Design & Applied Arts 0 33 0 33
Computer Information Systems 0 26 0 26
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 26 0 0 26
Legal Support Services 8 17 0 25
Other Health Professions 0 24 0 24
Industrial Production Technology 21 0 0 21
Human Development & Family Studies 0 8 10 18
Physical Science Technicians 9 0 7 16
Hospitality Management 0 12 0 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 0 11
Business Support & Assistant Services 10 0 0 10
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Fire Protection 0 8 0 8
Quality Control Technology 7 0 0 7
Music 0 6 0 6
Accounting 0 5 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 5 0 0 5
General Education 0 5 0 5
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 4 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 0 2
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 2 0 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 251 1,128 115 1,494

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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