Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, TN 37406

Chattanooga State Community College is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents System. Chatt State is a public community college that was established back in 1965. It serves just over 10,000 students currently. This college has also been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. There are 50 different career programs that can culminate in earning degrees or certificates. This has a Tennessee Transfer Pathways program that makes transferring over to other Tennessee Board of Regents schools, including four-year universities, very simple.

Chatt State also has a very popular associate’s degree in nursing program that will allow students to become registered nurses. The program has both day and night options for the convenience of the students. The Chatt State nursing program has the full approval of the Tennessee State Board of Nursing. This program has also been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate49%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 20 88
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.1%
  • NCLEX-PN: 78.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/1985 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$179/credit
In State Students$179/credit
Out of State Students$678/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,055 $8,055 $30,510
ADN 70 $12,530 $12,530 $47,460
BSN 125 $22,375 $22,375 $84,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Chattanooga State Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 59% $4,047
Other Federal Grant 10% $846
State Grant & Scholarships 75% $2,959
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $5,040
Federal Student Loans 18% $4,307
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,550
$30,001 to $48,000$6,995
$48,001 to $75,000$8,730
$75,001 to $110,000$11,258
Over $110,000$11,615

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program

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Ruby A. Brown Memorial Scholarship

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.

Chattanooga State Community College
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406

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