Nashville State Community College

Nashville, TN 37209
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Nashville State Community College (NSCC) is located in Nashville, Tennessee. NSCC was established in 1970 and it now serves just a little bit under 10,000 students. This school is operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents and has a 109-acre campus shared with the Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville. There are many classrooms, labs, offices, and a full library. NSCC offers students many opportunities to earn associate’s degrees and certificates. There are also many workforce and community development opportunities at NSCC. Some online courses are available for students who need to work on their educations when they have available time.

The NSCC nursing program gives students the opportunity to pursue training to become registered nurses. Students will be able to earn associate’s degrees in nursing at NSCC. The curriculum includes educational opportunities in a classroom setting as well as clinical experiences at local healthcare agencies in middle Tennessee. The nursing program at NSCC has been approved by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,197
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate49%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 23
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2013 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

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, 95% of Nashville 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 66% $4,246
Other Federal Grant 11% $2,830
State Grant & Scholarships 74% $2,675
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 3% $2,358
Federal Student Loans 15% $4,214
Private Loans 3% $5,628


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$6,642
$30,001 to $48,000$7,032
$48,001 to $75,000$8,508
$75,001 to $110,000$10,189
Over $110,000$10,771

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
Nashville State Community College
120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37209

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