Walters State Community College

Morristown, TN 37813
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Walters State Community College (WSCC) is located in Morristown, Tennessee. WSCC is a state-supported community college that was established back in 1970. The school currently serves just under 7000 students and is operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The main goal of WSCC is to provide the community with comprehensive academic programs at an affordable price. It even has the distinction of being one of the most tech-savvy community colleges in the country. There are over 100 programs of study at WSCC and students will be able to earn various associate’s degrees and technical certificates. Many of the associate’s degree programs are fully transferable over to four-year universities, making this a practical school for anyone who wishes to move on to earn a bachelor’s degree. WSCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The nursing program at WSCC is actually among the most popular options in the school. This associate’s degree in nursing program teaches students the right skills to find success as registered nurses. Graduates of this program will be ready for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Students at WSCC have traditionally enjoyed success rates higher than the state and national average on this exam. This nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,075
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 99
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.4%

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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
01/01/1981 - 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$695/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 $31,275
ADN 70 $11,200 $11,200 $48,650
BSN 125 $20,000 $20,000 $86,875
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 Walters 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 61% $4,036
Other Federal Grant 7% $682
State Grant & Scholarships 88% $3,127
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $3,194
Federal Student Loans -- --
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$3,236
$30,001 to $48,000$3,101
$48,001 to $75,000$5,328
$75,001 to $110,000$6,722
Over $110,000$6,177

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Walters State Community College
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813

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