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Northeast State Community College
Northeast State Community College 2425 Hwy 75 Blountville, TN 37617 Phone: (423) 323-3191
  • General Information
    About Northeast State Community College

    Vision Northeast State Community College shall be recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, and service. Mission Northeast State Community College is an open-access, public, comprehensive community college which is affiliated with the State University and Community College System in Tennessee and governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Northeast State's primary service area includes Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties and expands to include ten additional counties for the delivery of Engineering Technologies. As a result of the College's commitment to accessibility and diversity, educational opportunities are offered to all residents of its service area without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Northeast State provides programs of study leading to the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, as well as academic and technical certificates. Within these academic areas, the College provides business, technical, and health-related professions programs which prepare students for immediate employment, university parallel programs designed for transfer to other institutions of higher education, honors courses for the academically talented, and a developmental education program to prepare students for college-level studies. Northeast State provides a broad range of high-quality services and programs at an affordable cost. To accommodate students, programming and comprehensive support services are offered at multiple sites through varied delivery systems and schedules. Northeast State provides access to and the application of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and service to the community. The College collaborates with other post-secondary institutions and public and private K-12 schools in the service area to promote high academic standards, ensure educational mobility, and encourage lifelong learning. Northeast State provides leadership in support of entrepreneurial activities and encourages business and industrial partnerships to promote workforce development. The College promotes economic and community development through progressive public service activities. Specialized training for business, industry, and government is provided through standard and customized delivery systems. Continuing education and personal interest classes are offered for individuals desiring professional growth and personal enrichment. The College sponsors a variety of public programs relating to cultural, artistic, and recreational interests. Northeast State incorporates rigorous planning and assessment procedures designed to improve institutional effectiveness in all instructional and administrative processes. The College’s commitment to equity and success for a diverse student body enhances the quality of life in the Northeast Tennessee region. Guiding Beliefs Northeast State Community College embraces these guiding beliefs: Accessibility - All citizens should have the opportunity to reach their full potential through participation in higher education. Accountability - Effectiveness and efficiency are achieved through the wise use of human and financial resources. Cooperation - Forming partnerships and working with others facilitates the achievement of common goals. Diversity - Creativity and achievement are fostered through respect for all individuals and their ideas. Excellence - Quality is ensured by using information gathered through a continuous planning, assessment, and evaluation process. Integrity - Success occurs in an environment of honesty, openness, fairness, and trust where people are treated with dignity and respect.


    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
    • 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
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 2,242
      Percent Admitted 66%
      Men Admitted 68%
      Women Admitted 64%
      Full Time Retention Rate 61%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 17 21
        English 16 22
        Math 16 20
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 7,387
      Native American 27
      Asian 49
      African American 210
      Hispanic 102
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,888
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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