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Universities & Colleges

The Blount County area is home of some of the finest higher education institutions and a wealth of vocational and technical schools.

Maryville College

502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 981-8000

General Data  
Enrollment 1,181
Faculty Full-Time 78
% with Ph.D or Terminal Degrees 91%
Faculty/student ratio 13:1
Average Class Size 19
Degree Programs Bachelor of Arts, Music, and Science
Tuition 17,376.00 per semester for full-time students  

Pellissippi State Community College

Four Campus Locations - Blount County Campus in Alcoa, and the Division, Magnolia, and Pellissippi Campuses in Knoxville
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933

General Data  
Enrollment (includes main campus and 3 satellite campuses) 11,571
Degree Programs Associate of Sciences/Arts
Degrees Granted (08-09) 669
Average Class Size 21
Tuition (2019) $1,968.00

Pellissippi State offers four area locations, including one in Blount County.  Offering classes in Blount County since 1985, the facility located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.

Pellissippi State offers two-year associate's degree programs: Career Programs which prepare graduates to directly enter the workforce; and Transfer Programs, which prepare them to continue on for a four-year bachelor's degree.

Career Programs (and concentrations): 

  • Administrative Professional Technology - Business or Healthcare Office Administration
  • Business Administration - Computer Accounting, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Management, and Marketing
  • Computer Science and Information Technology - Database Design and Development, Networking and Communications Systems, and Programming
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Technology - Civil, Electrical Construction Management, Electrical, Industrial Automation, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing, and Mechanical
  • General Technology
  • Interior Design Technology
  • Media Technologies - Communications Graphics Technology, Photography, Video Production Technology, Web Technology
  • Nursing (available at both Magnolia and Blount campuses in Fall 2010)
  • Paralegal Studies

Transfer Programs are offered in more than 80 areas.  For a complete list, wisit or call 865-694-6400.  
Pellissippi State has agreements with many college and universities that make transfer easier.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
800 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865 974-1000

General Data  
Enrollment (18-19) 28,894
Undergraduate 22,317
Graduate 6,079
Faculty/Student Ratio 17:1
Faculty (Full-time) 1700+


Tuition (In-state)  
Undergraduate $6,503
Graduate $6,560
Law Students $9,837
Vet Students $14,655

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship campus in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies; research and creative activity; and public service. The University offers more than 300 degree programs including in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture and Design, Art, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication and Information, Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. 

Fountainhead College of Technology

3203 Tazewell Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 688-9422 

Tuition Info  
Electronic Technology $33,080
Information Technology, Website Development, and Computer Programming $29,200
Network Securities and Forensics $32,110
Technical Management $26,200

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Technology Institute offers both Associates and Bachelors degrees in a variety of technological areas of study. The Associates programs are Electronic Technology, Information Technology, Website Development, and Computer Programming. The Bachelors programs are Technology Management, Network Securities, and Forensics. Accreditation: Accrediting commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, Washington, D.C. 

Tennessee Wesleyan College

204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 745-7504
Knoxville (865/ 777-5100)

General Data (both campuses)  
Enrollment 1015
Athens Campus 810
Knoxville Campus 41
Fort Sanders Nursing 130
Total 1996
Faculty/ Student Ratio 12:1
Degree Programs Bachelor of Arts, Applied Sciences, Music
Education, Science, and Science in Nursing
Degrees Granted  261
Tuition $22,900 per year

Highly-qualified faculty and staff are committed to assisting students in the realization of their full potential by providing appropriate career, pre-professional, and professional education and/or requisite preparation for continued study in graduate school. The College offers baccalaureate programs in fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences as well as business, nursing, other career-related areas, and teacher certification. 

Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville

1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 546-5567 

General Data  
Enrollment  781
Faculty(Full Time) 32
Tuition $800 per trimester (Full-time). Part-time tuition varies. 

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology offers both certificate and diploma programs, along with part time evening programs. The center also provides customized training for business and industry. The full time programs include Automotive Technology, Business Systems Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Cosmetology and Manicuring, Diesel Mechanics, Drafting/Cad Technology, Computer and Network Systems Technologies, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, Industrial Electricity, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, Technology Foundations, Truck Driving, Welding and Health Occupations/Dental Assistant/Medical Assistant/Practical Nursing/Surgical Technologist/Medical Office Information Technology.

The part time evening programs include AutoCAD Introduction/Intermediate, Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR training, Medical Terminology w/ Anatomy/Physiology, Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding, Intermediate Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy, Review for CPC Examination, Dental Sealants, Coronal Polishing, Study Skills/Basic Math, and Introduction to Computers/Windows XP, the Internet and E-mail w/ Microsoft XP, Word, Excel, Axcess and Powerpoint, Boat Finisher and Repairer  

Lincoln Memorial University

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
(800) 325-0900 

General Data  
Enrollment (2014) 3,983
% Faculty with Ph.D 75%
Faculty/Student Ratio 1:19
Tuition (Full-time) $20,520 per year
Average Class Size 13
Degrees Over 30 areas of study

King College

Two Knoxville Locations: 
The Village at Hardin Valley
10950 Spring Bluff Way
Knoxville, TN 37932 

Pellissippi State Community College Campus Location

Knox County Center for Health Sciences
32 Hayfield Road
Knoxville, TN 37922

General Data (The Village at Hardin Valley)  
Degree Programs Bachelor of Business
Tuition $230 per hour  


General Data (PSTCC Location)  
Degree Programs Bachelor of Nursing
Tuition $275 per credit hour
Average Class Size 20
Faculty 10  

Roane State Community College

276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN
(865) 354-3000

General Data  
Enrollment (2016-2017)                                                    5,636
Tuition In-State $156 per credit hour
Tuition Out-of-State $642 per credit hour
Degree Programs

Associates of Arts, Sciences, Applied Sciences. Areas of Study: Medical, Arts, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Technology, Legal, and Criminal Justice.

Degrees Awarded ~450

Roane State provides transfer and career preparation study options, as well as continuing education and developmental education. The transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to senior institutions, while the career preparation program is meant for students desiring an Associates Degree. Finally, Roane State's continuing education opportunities are provided through a variety of non-credit courses that are meant to fulfill personal enrichment, business and industrial requirements, specific technological information, and for general cultural benefits. The community college has eight locations across East Tennessee.

Tusculum University
60 Shiloh Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 636-7300

General Data  
Enrollment 1,809
Faculty/Student Ratio 1:17
Average Class size 15
% with Ph.D 66%
Degrees Granted (14-15) ~650
Tuition, plus Room and Board (16-17) $31,625

Tusculum offers a "Focused Calendar" where students take one course at a time, also known as a "block", with 8 blocks offered in the academic calendar (4 per semester). They also offer adult-oriented accelerated programs in Knoxville and surrounding areas. The Professional Studies division is tailored to fit the needs of working adults.

Information pulled as of 02/2019.

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