Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens

Athens, TN 37371

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens (TCAT-A) is located in Athens, Tennessee. TCAT-A is a school where students can receive thorough technical and vocational training to open up new career possibilities. The workforce development possibilities of the school help it to produce top-notch workers. All students are able to easily acquire marketable skills through their time spent in this college.

TCAT-A also has a respected nursing program for students to take part in. This school offers a practical nursing program that allows students to gain the necessary skills to become licensed practical nurses (LPN). This program gives students classroom experiences and students will take part in over 500 hours of hands-on clinical time supervised by registered nurse faculty. The entire program is designed to take 1296 hours to complete. Students who graduate from the program will be ready to apply for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. This program is fully approved by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing.


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 35
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 87.4%

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The following schools are located within 200 miles radius of Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens

Cleveland State Community College
21.81 miles away
Roane State Community College
30.27 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman
36.67 miles away
Chattanooga State Community College
41.6 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville
41.65 miles away
Pellissippi State Community College
43.52 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville
51.53 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro
64.82 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville
65.1 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston
76.18 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
11/11/1971 - 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

No Info Available

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 45% $3,978
Other Federal Grant 22% $130
State Grant & Scholarships 96% $1,922
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $785
Federal Student Loans -- --
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$3,923
$30,001 to $48,000$3,013
$48,001 to $75,000$3,332
$75,001 to $110,000$3,494
Over $110,000$5,032

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens
1635 Technology Way
Athens, TN 37371

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