Cleveland State Community College


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Tennessee


Cleveland State Community College is an accredited public comprehensive community college committed to quality education and open access. The college operates within the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Approximately 3,500 credit students and 1,500 non-credit students enroll in Cleveland State Community College in a typical fall semester. The credit student population is split about evenly in the choice of transfer or career-technical programs. The average age of all students is 28 years. All persons are welcome at Cleveland State and the student population is non-racially identifiable. There are over 200 employees at the college including more than 70 full-time faculty members.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3335

Undergraduate Students: 3335
Faculty: 69

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 48:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 48:1

Contact Information

3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland Tennessee 37312


Main Email:

Main Phone: 423-478-6204

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Doyle Hawkins
Admissions Coordinator, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Midge Burnette
Director of Admissions and Records, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
No International Contact

Athletics Contact:
Sheila Smith
Athletic Department Secretary , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The GPA of all courses taken at other schools should be as least equal to the progression standards of Cleveland State Community College. Students not meeting this criterion may be admitted on scholastic probation.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
No minimum grade requirement is in place at CLSCC, so grades are evaluated on a single course basis.

Credits (Min/Max):
Credits from all institutions of higher learning will be evaluated for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students. Approved transfer credits that apply to the chosen major will be transferred to CLSCC.

Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer students whose ACT/SAT scores demonstrate appropriate levels may be exempt from parts of the COMPASS test. Only ACT/SAT scores less than 3 years old as of the first day of the first term of enrollment will be used to determine exemption status.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
$10 Application fee.

Other Requirements:
Transfer students who have successfully completed a college-level English and/or mathematics course are exempt from the academic placement (COMPASS) test.

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:
Fall 2007 [56]

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

Note on Costs:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
CLSCC offers many types of financial aid: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Subsidized/Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and a PLUS Loan.

Special Programs


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