Roane State Community College

276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748

School Details

Roane State Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Harriman, Tennessee. The school was established in 1969 by the Tennessee General Assembly and operates under the authority of the Tennessee Board of Regents.


The first classes at Roane State Community College were offered in 1971 and were moved to the current location in 1973. The main campus is in Harriman but there are other campuses in Oak Ridge, LaFollette, Crossville, Jamestown, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Huntsville, and Wartburg. Today, the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree.


Roane State offers career-preparation programs, transfer programs, and online degrees. Generally, the school aims to provide study options for students who wish to either transfer to a senior institution (4-year college or university) or to acquire a career after college. The Associate of Applied Science and certificate programs are designed for those students who desire to join the workforce after graduation. Students in the transfer program can earn an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree in around 50 different majors. There is also an Associate of Science in Teaching degree available to those students who wish to complete the first two years then transfer to a Tennessee Board of Regents University to complete their four-year degree. Roane aims to be an affordable college that has a flexible schedule to fit the needs of their students.

Part of their mission is:

Roane State Community College is a comprehensive, public, two-year postsecondary institution serving the higher education needs of a diverse 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 multiple staffed teaching locations and a wide range of flexible teaching delivery modes and distance education technologies to accommodate the diverse learning needs of students balancing multiple priorities in the pursuit of their educational goals.

There is a total enrollment of 6,508 students, of whom 40% were enrolled full-time and 60% were part-time students. There are 435 full-time faculty who are dedicated to providing quality education to students.


There are distance education and online degree options available for individuals who are interested in Roane State. Generally, the distance education program allows for a student to take a course completely online. However, some courses require students to come to the Roane State Testing Center in order to take proctored exams. Similarly, Roane State participates in the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system, which consists of 46 institutions in Tennessee. TBR’s Regents Online Campus offers a full range of graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Occasionally, a student may have to attend a proctored test at a designated testing center.


It is important to note that individuals who wish to apply to Health Science & Nursing programs must be accepted into Roane State before completing the Allied Health Science & Nursing application. The acceptance rate is 99%. Tuition for in-state students is estimated to be around $3,525 per academic year. Tuition for out-of-state students is $13,653. Additional required fees are not included. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that all applicants are required to fill out. Roane State offers a comprehensive program of financial aid assistance in the form of scholarships, work-study, grants, and loans.




School Overview:

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    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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