Roane State Community College’s vision is to be a premier learning institution that transforms lives, strengthens community, and inspires individuals to excellence.
Roane State Community College is a comprehensive, public, two-year postsecondary institution serving the higher education needs of a wide-ranging eight-county service area, which includes Roane, Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan, and Scott counties and expands to include Knox and Blount counties for the delivery of a broad range of health science programs. Roane State provides staffed teaching locations throughout the service area and multiple teaching delivery modes and distance education technologies to accommodate the learning needs of students balancing multiple priorities in the pursuit of their educational goals.
The college awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Science in Teaching degree for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and provides career education for Associate of Applied Science degree or Technical Certificate graduates to enter the workforce. Roane State also upgrades employee skills with a wide range of continuing education and workforce development training offerings, provides several pathways to postsecondary education for high school students, and brings cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities to its communities.
Regardless of their program of study, Roane State students are provided a sound foundation in critical thinking and communication skills. Additionally, curriculum and learning experiences are designed to broaden students’ understanding and respect for diverse ideas and cultures, encourage civic engagement and service, develop a sense of the global community, and prepare students for 21st century technologies.
Roane State’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals through the transformative power of education and to build thriving communities through partnerships for strengthening economic development. Just as Roane State expects its students to challenge themselves to engage in lifelong learning, the college accepts the challenge to sustain a culture of learning and innovation and to continually explore new and supportive ways to provide an educational experience that meets the current and future needs of its service area communities. In order to accomplish this, Roane State is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning and working environment with respect for the culture, identity, experience, beliefs, and abilities of each member of the college community.
The college community affirms as its highest values honesty, integrity, respectful communication, and a commitment to personal and professional accountability and measures its institutional success by the success of its students.
Roane State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulation and by Tennessee board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. View full non-discrimination policy.