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Roane State Community College

Required on campus: face covering and wellness screening.Required on campus: face covering and wellness screening.
Don't delay your future! Apply now! Register for online or traditional classes.Don't delay your future! Apply now!. Register for online or traditional classes.
Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.
Online degrees available. Choose from six completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from six completely online programs.


Important Dates & Events
Starting Date Ending Date Event?
  09/01/2020   Last day to drop/withdraw without a grade of “W”
  09/07/2020   Labor Day holiday
  10/17/2020 Y Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival
10/12/2020 10/18/2020   Fall break
10/20/2020 10/21/2020 Y Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop
  10/21/2020 Y Food Pantry On-The-Go at Knox County
  10/22/2020 Y Transfer Fair
  10/29/2020 Y Trunk-or-Treat
  10/30/2020   Application for Graduation priority deadline
  10/31/2020   Last day to withdraw from classes
  11/09/2020   Registration for spring begins
  11/17/2020 Y Alabama Story: free streaming performance
  11/19/2020 Y Music Department Showcase Concert
  11/19/2020 Y Equity Evening (Zoom Virtual Gathering)
  11/20/2020 Y FAFSA Completion Workshop
  11/25/2020   No classes, Roane and Oak Ridge campuses open
11/26/2020 11/29/2020   Thanksgiving holiday, all RSCC locations closed
  12/03/2020 Y Music Department Solo Class Final Recital
  12/04/2020 Y FAFSA Completion Workshop
  12/07/2020   Last day of classes
12/08/2020 12/10/2020   Exam period
  12/11/2020 Y FAFSA Completion Workshop
12/21/2020 12/25/2020   Holiday closing
  01/01/2021   Holiday closing
01/04/2021 01/08/2021   College operating remotely
  01/18/2021   Martin Luther King holiday
  01/19/2021   Spring classes begin
  02/01/2021   Last day to drop without W grade (full-term)
  02/02/2021 Y Food Pantry On-the-Go at Knox County
  02/26/2021   Graduation applications for spring due
03/08/2021 03/14/2021   Spring Break
  02/21/2021 Y Music Department Faculty Recital
  02/25/2021 Y Virtual Application Session
  02/26/2021 Y Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop
  03/04/2021 Y Music Department Solo Class Mid-term Recital
  03/17/2021 Y Women's History Month Trivia
  03/25/2021 Y Admission Application Sessions (Zoom)
  03/29/2021   Last day to withdraw from classes (full-term)
  04/02/2021   Good Friday holiday
  04/05/2021   Registration for summer & fall begins
04/05/2021 04/12/2021 Y SGA Election
  04/16/2021 Y FAFSA Completion Workshop
  04/21/2021 Y Music Department Showcase Concert
  04/30/2021 Y FAFSA Completion Workshop
  05/03/2021   Last day of classes (full-term)
05/04/2021 05/06/2021   Exam Period
  05/07/2021 Y Virtual Commencement
05/07/2021 05/08/2021 Y In-person Commencement
05/28/2021 05/29/2021 Y NCA Pro Rodeo
  06/01/2021   Summer classes begin (full-term)
06/04/2021 06/05/2021 Y Barrel Racing: The Clinch River Cup
  07/05/2021   Fourth of July holiday
  07/07/2021   Last day to withdraw from classes (summer full-term)
  07/26/2021   Last day of classes (summer full-term)
  08/18/2021   Fall classes begin
  08/31/2021   Last day to withdraw from classes (fall full-term)

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Wherever you are, we are

Roane State is proud to have campuses in each of our service area counties.

We also bring college instruction to over 30 area high schools. Additionally, Middle College is a way for high school students to earn a degree and a diploma at the same time.

If you prefer to go to class online, we offer that too. Providing convenient access to higher learning is one of our most important missions.

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Transfer ready

Roane State's graduates have transferred to colleges and universities in almost every state, and are well-known for being academically prepared for transfer.

Whether you want to transfer in-state to colleges such as Tennessee Tech or the University of Tennessee – or even venture out-of-state to places such as Purdue or Virginia – our exceptional faculty will help you succeed.

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A global reach

Roane State has abundant opportunities for global interaction and education.

Indicates those residents who have studied at Roane State within the last ten years, and also past and present study-abroad locations.  See List

Has Travelled From:
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • South Korea
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
Has Travelled To:
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bonaire
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • Galapagos
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Roane State: a place for growth

Southwest Field Trip Students

“I was so alive those three weeks. My soul... the freedom... I just felt like I was really living, not just existing.”

Haley Russell, on the
Southwest Field Trip Course
Course Numbers: SSC 211 and HUM 261

Watch the Southwest Field Trip Video

Roane State: a place to succeed

Student with Success Coach

“I was really nervous about the college admissions, financial aid, and class registration process. However, my Success Coach, Sue Niemi, made all those processes very easy and accessible. Working with my Success Coach created feelings of comfort, inclusion, and belonging, which overall guided my college career in a positive direction!”

Jason Wasilewski

More about Success Coaches

Roane State: a place for results

Photo of the Student Speaking at Commencement Ceremony

“Going back to college was a thing I had to put on hold taking the first step scared me for years. I am glad I had the courage to follow my heart and intuition. Because from day one, Roane State opened the doors not only to me but to all of us. Friends and family who are thinking of going back to school I encourage you to do it today. It is never too late.”

Gio Duran
Winner of the President’s Award, Roane State’s highest student honor

Watch Gio’s 2020 graduation speech

Over 90% Job Placement

Our programs lead to jobs in the fields that interest you. Transferring to a university instead? Our academic programs vigorously prepare you for your continued academic career.

18:1 Student to Faculty

Big, 200-student classes where you are afraid to ask a question? Not our style. Our professors will work with you one-on-one and know you on a first-name basis.

$15 million Scholarships & Grants
Awarded Last Year

You may be able to take advantage of Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, book scholarships or many other opportunities.

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