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Motlow State Community College
Motlow State Community College 6015 Ledford Mill Road Tullahoma, TN 37388 Phone: (931) 393-1500
  • General Information
    About Motlow State Community College

    Motlow State Community College, an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents in the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, is a public, comprehensive, two-year, open-access college founded in 1969. The college awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Science in Teaching degrees and certificates of credit. Motlow College strives to develop the cultural, intellectual, and career opportunities of the people in its Southern Middle Tennessee eleven-county service area, which includes Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties. The college is committed to achieving a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. The college recognizes the significance of this diversity by providing a broad spectrum of services to respond to a variety of needs in the learning process and educational opportunities from developmental to advanced programs. Motlow College is a multi-location community college providing: 1. degree programs designed for transfer to other colleges and universities; 2. degree and non-degree programs designed to develop immediate job readiness skills and competencies; and 3. public service, lifelong learning, and workforce development programs to promote personal enrichment and economic and community development. To establish a firm foundation for liberal learning, the college requires a strong core curriculum in degree programs complemented by cultural, scientific, social, and community service activities. In particular, Motlow College is unique in that it provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary Honors Scholar Program integrated with a strong cultural series. The versatile curriculum, qualified faculty and staff, and related resources, strengthened by innovative technologies, prepare students for success in the global community. To support these initiatives, a continuous cycle of planning, evaluation, and response promotes institutional effectiveness and efficiency. Motlow College encourages student success through critical thinking, clear communication, ethical behavior, respect for others, civic responsibility, problem solving, effective functioning in individual and team situations, and an appreciation of one’s own heritage as well as that of others. Motlow College promotes and maintains alliances with business, industry, government agencies, and other educational institutions to enhance programs and services. As a dynamic institution of higher learning, Motlow College enriches and empowers its students and the community it serves. Motlow State Community College remains committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body and promotes diversity and access without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 5,334
      Percent Admitted 25%
      Men Admitted 16%
      Women Admitted 39%
      Full Time Retention Rate 58%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 383 488
        Math 393 540
        Writing 415 480
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 17 21
        English 16 22
        Math 16 20
        Writing 13 14
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 5,952
      Native American 33.0
      Asian 118.0
      African American 507.0
      Hispanic 121.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,641
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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