For the second year in a row, Pellissippi State Community College is the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment.
Pellissippi State has 10,244 students enrolled, which is the largest headcount enrollment among community colleges in the state.
“Even though we serve a large number of students each year, we work very hard to make certain that each student can find a pathway to their goals,” said President L. Anthony Wise Jr. “We do so with an outstanding faculty and staff, small class sizes and high-impact educational practices and programs geared toward student success.”
Enrollment among a number of educational pathways for students has grown in the past year as well. The growth rate at Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains Campus rose 34 percent from 2015 to 2016, while the growth rates for dual enrollment and online courses rose 6.5 percent and 10.2 percent, respectively, in the same time frame. From fall 2015 to 2016, the number of students who participate in the Volunteer Bridge program — which allows students who wish to attend the University of Tennessee to complete their first year at Pellissippi State — grew from 122 to 178.
This fall, Pellissippi State has approximately 2,705 first- and second-year Tennessee Promise students.
“No matter what pathway Pellissippi State students choose to follow, we work hard to ensure their college experience is meaningful and prepares them for the rest of their lives,” Wise said. “It’s all about our students.”
For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
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