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Study at Pellissippi State Technical Community College

Pellissippi State Technical Community College, also known as PSTCC, is a community college in Knoxville, Tennessee. The college enrolls more than 7, 000 students, of which around 100 to 150 are international students. Apart from the main campus located a few miles west of downtown Knoxville, PSTCC has 3 satellite campuses:

  • Blount County Center
  • Division Street Campus
  • Magnolia Avenue Campus
Pellissippi State Technical Community College offers a variety of associate's degrees in arts, science, applied science, and teaching. There are separate departments for liberal arts, business and computer technology, English, education, engineering and media technologies, mathematics, and natural and behavioral sciences. Students of this college can also opt for a transfer to any 4-year institution of their choice.

Profile of Pellissippi State Technical Community College

Pellissippi State is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Knoxville, TN. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Pellissippi State earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students and faculty are generally focused on one of the school's main fields of study. The most common major fields study at Pellissippi State include photography and commercial art, computer science and engineering, and liberal arts.

Pellissippi State Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 420 to 540 for students at Pellissippi State. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 410 and 580.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Pellissippi State, in 2007, had 8, 608 students (5, 754 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Many students at the school are part-timers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Pellissippi State Technical Community College's mission is to serve the needs of its community by providing quality college courses and programs, along with appropriate student support and preparation; and by meeting a broad spectrum of community needs, including training and workforce development, educational support, life enrichment, and civic and cultural advancement. "

Pellissippi State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts412liberal arts and sciences, cartography
Business and Management54sales and marketing, business and related services, accounting technology, business management
Computer Science and Engineering53computer and info science, computer networking, web design, information science, network management
Engineering Technician37drafting, mechanical engineering tech, civil engineering tech
Photography and Commercial Art30commercial art, cinematography, photography
office and Administration26office management, administrative assistant
Design16interior design
Law11legal assistant
Family and Social Work11child development
Hospitality2hotel management

Contact: Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road

Knoxville, TN 37933-0990

General Phone: (865) 694-6400


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