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Why Roane State
Why Roane State
Why Roane State

Why Roane State? Because we are...

An affordable choice

  • Institution Tuition & Fees
    Tuition Comparison
    RSCC $3,621
    TTU $7,603
    UT-K $11,194
    Virginia College $13,140
    Strayer $15,495
    Fountainhead $17,000
    ITT $18,048
    South College $18,875
    LMU $19,490
    TN Wesleyan $21,800
    Tusculum $22,250
    In-State Tuition and Fees. Source
    Great value: Tuition at Roane State is about half of four-year colleges. Whether you are interested in entering the workforce or transferring to a university, Roane State is an affordable way to reach your goals.
  • Abundant scholarship possibilities: Roane State students, combined, receive millions of dollars in assistance. In addition to lottery scholarships and federal and state grants, scholarships are available through the Roane State Foundation and other sources. Our Financial Aid staff can give you personalized attention throughout the process of applying for and receiving aid. Find Financial Aid Opportunities.

Able to accommodate your schedule

  • Close to home: With nine campuses, Roane State is never far from a student’s home. Travel is not a barrier to a world-class education at Roane State.
  • Flexible scheduling options: Roane State’s class schedule is student-friendly. Many of our students have responsibilities outside of school, and we provide convenient class options to make sure that earning a degree is manageable with work and family obligations.

    Evening classes are available on several campuses. Through our rich selection of online courses, students can fit classes into even the busiest schedule. Dozens of courses are offered online, and more are added every year.

  • Innovative programs: Roane State is always looking to provide exciting new opportunities for students.

    Through Roane State’s 2+2 elementary education program with Tennessee Tech, students can earn an associate’s degree at Roane State, then transition into Tennessee’s Tech’s elementary education program while continuing to take classes at a Roane State campus.

    The Roane State-Tennessee Tech Fast Track 2+2 Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program is an efficient, schedule-friendly way for working adults to earn a bachelor’s degree.

    Roane State’s contemporary management program is designed specifically for working adults and features an accelerated schedule with limited class meetings.
    Transferring from Roane State to a four-year school is an affordable path to a bachelor’s degree and more convenient than ever thanks to Tennessee Transfer Pathways and articulation agreements.

    Tennessee Transfer Pathways provide Roane State students with guaranteed, clear-cut roadmaps to bachelor’s degrees. Every student entering Roane State can select one of the majors with an accompanying transfer pathway, complete required courses, earn an associate’s degree and transition seamlessly as a junior at a Tennessee public university.

    All earned credit hours will apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. If followed exactly, the pathways guarantee admission to all public universities in the state, except for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where competitive admission standards still apply. Some specific academic programs may have competitive admissions based on enrollment.

    For information about Tennessee Transfer Pathways, visit www.tntransferpathway.orgSee the pathways available at Roane State.
    Roane State also has articulation agreements with four-year schools that streamline the transfer process.

A leader in academics

  • Programs that get you into the workforce quickly: Roane State has dozens of options that will help you enter the workforce in one or two years. We have programs in nursing, health sciences, business, law, education and technology. Learn more about our Career Pathways.
  • Outstanding job-placement rate: A Roane State education leads to jobs in the fields that interest you. The college’s most recent job placement rate for career-preparation programs was 98 percent.
  • Ahead of the competition: The average GPA of Roane State students who transfer to a university after completing two years at Roane State is consistently higher than the national average.
  • A world of opportunities: Through the college’s International Education program, students have traveled to France, Italy, England, Ecuador, Haiti and other countries. Roane State offers opportunities to perform in plays and concerts, participate in art shows, hear lectures from world-famous scholars and many other wonderful learning experiences.
  • One-on-one attention: Of course, Roane State also offers traditional classes. The classes are small, which means your teachers will know you personally.

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