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99%

Job
Placement

98%

Allied Health Licensure
Pass Rate

$1M+

Scholarships Awarded

16:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

Featured Scholarship

TN Promise logo

Free tuition for high school graduates.

Featured Grant

TN Reconnect & Reconnect to Workforce

Free tuition for adults 24 and older.

Why Choose ChattState?

Start Here, Go Anywhere!

No matter where you are on your career path, whether you’re just graduating from high school, going back to college after a break, or working full-time trying to make ends meet, there’s a place for you at Chattanooga State Community College. As one of the top community colleges in Tennessee, we’re intensely focused on helping you achieve your educational goals with affordable two-year-degree programs that meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

Follow Your Passion: You can choose from hundreds of fields of study and receive help from an advisor at every step along the way. With no application fee, and a wide variety of scholarships, grants—like Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect—and financial aid packages, you can afford the Chattanooga State experience relatively debt-free. Our new 7-Week classes will help you stay focused, stay motivated, and stay on track. When you graduate, our career services team, which has a 98 percent job placement rate, will help you find your way in the workforce.

Focus on Your Needs: During your time here, we’ll provide the resources you need to succeed in higher education and help you become a part of a vibrant and growing community of students, faculty, and alumni. You’ll find industry-leading instructors in all fields of study, a helpful support staff that’s built around your unique needs, and a diverse group of students excited to learn.

Feel at Home: This one-of-a-kind place is uniquely situated in the heart of Chattanooga. Bordering the Tennessee Riverwalk, the 150-acre main campus is beautifully maintained and filled with inviting spaces for both meeting people and quiet study. Sculptures by world-renowned artists and students are displayed throughout the campus and in the nationally acclaimed Outdoor Museum of Art. Take a virtual tour to see for yourself why this is a place where you’ll instantly feel at home.

Lonnie Williams

Lonnie Williams, age 37

Business major

My college journey began back in 2013. I was living in Wise, VA, working for Lowe’s. I made the decision that I wanted to go back to school, so I contacted the school and began the process to start in the spring of that year. After filling out the FASFA, I was excited to learn that I had been granted a few scholarships that were enough to cover my tuition. I had to cover the price of my books, and I was ok with that. The semester went great.

After completing my first semester, I was excited to begin my second. Because I had started in the spring, I had to complete the FASFA again for the fall. I was so excited and motivated because of how the previous semester had gone. You can’t imagine my disappointment when I learned that I made too much money to receive any scholarships – I was devastated. How could I make too much money when outside of my regular bills I didn’t have nearly enough to pay for college? Unfortunately, college had to take a back burner because I could not afford it.

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