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Nashville State Community College actually has five locations: The Main Campus located in West Nashville, The South East Center located in South Nashville, as well as three other campuses located in Cookeville, Dickson and Humphrey's Tennessee.
- Associate degree
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: Unknown
- Child Development: Unknown
- Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
- Medical Records Technician: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: No
Teacher Certification: No
One of NSCC's premier qualities is the small class sizes and the interaction among students and professors. Class sizes range between 20-32 students per class. This allows for an environment that facilitates personal interaction among peers, which may not be found in much larger university settings. These interpersonal interactions can often foster a great repertoire between students and subject matter inside and out of class.
Due to the relatively small size of the classes and campus, students are often found talking to their professors around the premises. At Nashville State, students often get to know their professors quite well, and there is a sense that a student is not just another number being passed through the educational system-but someone who is worth investing in. Teachers are genuinely interested and invested in the education students receive at Nashville State.
Testing & Grading Procedures
Every professor will grade a little differently and each has his own unique style of grading. Grades are calculated on a 10-point scale: 90-100 is an A, 80-90 is a B, and so forth. Completing test, projects group assignments, class participation, and independent research in a timely manner are all very important in receiving a good grade. A student should be expected to see a variety of different testing procedures at NSCC-such as online open book quizzes, in class exams, and even proctored testing center exams.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
Lectures are first and foremost dependent on the lecturer. Some lectures will include PowerPoint presentations, documentaries, and/or readings of excerpts directly from the assigned text. What is important is that the student become involved in class lectures, as many students at larger universities do not have this opportunity. The typical lecture day at NSCC will almost always provide a chance for discussion among students and professors alike.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
Never expect a typical course at Nashville State. Instructors differ greatly, and the courses range from extremely easy to very challenging. An incoming student must learn to adapt to each specific and uniquely individual course. Regular classes in the fall start at the end of August and end in mid-December. Students then receive about a month long holiday break until they return for the spring semester, which runs from mid-January to early-May. There are also some seven-week courses offered at NSCC that are accelerated. Most classes offered are three credit hours. Science courses containing labs are four credit hours, and some survey classes count for only one credit hour.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
Although your advisers are very helpful, sometimes you have to research things for yourself to get it right.
Tips to Succeed
- Be able to adapt. Every class at NSCC will be different. The teacher will be different, the way the lectures are held will be different, and unseen obstacles will be thrown your way. Adapting is part of survival in any situation, especially academia.
- Be mature. You will be surrounded by many adults who take their education seriously and professors who expect you to succeed.
- Make your teachers and advisers your best friends. Your adviser will be able to steer you in the right direction for completing your goals in a timely manner. Also, if you consider transferring to a great four-year university, they will be more than happy to write letters of recommendations if you keep a good rapport with them.
- Work hard. Just because NSCC is a community college does not mean that you will easily pass every class with minimal effort. A GPA is very fragile.
African American: 9%
Asian American: 1%
Native American: 0%
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Did You Know?
- Nashville has been voted "Best Place for Continuing Education" for the past 12 years in a poll conducted by the Nashville Scene.
- Nashville State used to only offer five degree programs in the 1970s, and graduation would take place in the parking lot. Now NSCC offers more than 50 associate degrees.