50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years.

Nashville State Community College has been building bridges and changing lives for students to learn and train in industries with long-term career fields.

We first opened in 1970 on White Bridge Road (West Nashville) as Nashville State Technical Institute. In our first year, we had 398 students and offered five Associate degree programs.

Today, Nashville State Community Colleges serves more than 7,800 students and offers more than 80 degrees and certificates for in-demand fields, such as nursing and IT.

Nashville State has the most diverse student population and more adult learners (25+) than any Tennessee Community College. We cater to our students needs by offering classes online and on six campuses in seven counties, with a seventh breaking ground this year (2020). We are building a campus in Madison to serve the needs of students in northeast Davidson County.

In 1984, Nashville State joined the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system of state universities and community colleges. In 2002, the Tennessee General Assembly and the Governor expanded the mission of Nashville State to a comprehensive community college.

As a community college, Nashville State offers the Associate of Applied Science technical and career degrees, and the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Fine Arts, the Associate of Science, and the Associate of Science in Teaching transfer degrees.

As we move into the next 50 years and beyond, Nashville State will continue to build upon its solid reputation as a technical college. By expanding and adapting course and program offerings, and instructional delivery methods at all of its campus locations, Nashville State will stay in step with the educational needs and work force demands of Nashville and the surrounding middle Tennessee area.