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Walters State Community College Overview

Walters State Community College is a public institution located in Morristown, Tennessee. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Walters State Community College Known For?

1,330 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at WSCC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 43% of the faculty were full-time.

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Walters 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.

WSCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#318 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 WSCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular General Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#142 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#182 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#182 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#259 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Walters State Community College?

Location of Walters State Community College

Contact details for WSCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, TN 37813-6899
Phone: 423-585-2600

How Do I Get Into WSCC?

You can apply to WSCC online at:

Since Walters State Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Walters State Community College?

8.1% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at WSCC is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Walters State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,243 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,279 undergraduate students at WSCC, with 3,243 being full-time and 3,036 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  WSCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,243 full-time undergraduates at WSCC, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WSCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WSCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 81
Hispanic or Latino 217
White 2,776
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 124

Over 6 countries are represented at WSCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Senegal, Honduras, and Slovenia.

Online Learning at Walters State Community College

762 Took All Classes Online
3,008 Took At Least One Class Online
5.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,008 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WSCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 53rd 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 WSCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Walters State Community College was 5.6%. This is the #1,624 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WSCC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WSCC 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 WSCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Software & Applications #40
Human Development & Family Studies #86
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #106
Computer Information Systems #121
Health & Medical Administrative Services #235
Computer & Information Sciences #275
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #354
Liberal Arts General Studies #354

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%.

Walters 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 0 601 87 688
Criminal Justice & Corrections 188 26 0 214
Nursing 0 124 0 124
Allied Health Professions 26 28 13 67
Business Administration & Management 0 42 0 42
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 30 12 42
General Education 0 30 0 30
Computer Information Systems 0 29 0 29
Health & Medical Administrative Services 20 4 0 24
Culinary Arts 13 0 0 13
Health Sciences & Services 12 0 0 12
Industrial Production Technology 10 1 0 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
General Engineering Technology 2 6 0 8
Horticulture 4 3 0 7
Human Development & Family Studies 5 1 0 6
Fire Protection 0 3 0 3
Environmental Control Technology 0 1 0 1
Music 0 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 280 938 112 1,330


*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.

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