Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland, TN 37312
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Cleveland State Community College is located in Cleveland, Tennessee. This public community college was established back in 1967. This school boasts a 105-acre campus, a 3000-seat gymnasium, a 400-seat theatre, various athletic fields, and a large library. Students will be able to earn a variety of different associate’s degrees and certificates while attending this school. It gives students the chance to pursue a comprehensive education that will help them to find professional success. Cleveland State Community College is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The nursing program at Cleveland State Community College is very respected. This nursing program allows students to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing. It allows students to grow their skills in a safe environment and all instructors are very experienced. Students at this school have traditionally gone on to find great success in their professional lives. Successful graduates of this program will be ready to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This nursing program has been fully approved by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students3,005
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 39
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 79.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1978 - 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$160/credit
In State Students$160/credit
Out of State Students$659/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 $7,200 $7,200 $29,655
ADN 70 $11,200 $11,200 $46,130
BSN 125 $20,000 $20,000 $82,375
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, 97% of Cleveland 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 55% $3,969
Other Federal Grant 18% $717
State Grant & Scholarships 80% $3,181
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $2,070
Federal Student Loans 17% $4,279
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
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$4,922
$30,001 to $48,000$4,998
$48,001 to $75,000$7,257
$75,001 to $110,000$8,130
Over $110,000$5,689

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Cleveland State Community College
3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland, TN 37312

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