At A Glance:

Cost: Approximately $16,000 tuition; approximately $12,000 off-campus room and board
Size: Enrollment is between 5,000 and 10,000 students
Type: 2-year public community college
Location: Gallatin
Degrees offered:  ESOL, Associates, Technical Certificates
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Vol State offers associate degrees, technical certificates, continuing education, English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, and is a SEVIS-recognized English language training provider.  The College welcomes applications from individuals living outside the United States, promoting diversity and international education to prepare students for global competition. Vol State offers numerous options for those who seek two-year degrees and for students who wish to pursue certification.  International students can take advantage of the Tennessee Transfers Pathway, which allows them to pursue a Bachelor's degree after successful completion of the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.  To learn more about this program, please visit the website. Vol State has three degree-granting locations with international students from China, Congo, France, India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and other countries.

Student Life

Students from different countries, including the U.S., can enjoy international experiences by participating in events held on campus such as Hispanic Fiesta, Hispanic Family Night, International Culture Day, International Week activities, international guest speakers, and Vol State International Association (VISA) club activities.  Vol State ranked in the top 40 colleges in the nation in 2012 for our study abroad program.

International Student Testimonials

When I was young, I didn't like school, but I loved it when I started going to Vol State. -Alber, Egypt

There is no place I would rather be. Vol State has helped me to grow as a person and student. -Caroline, Peru

It has been a wonderful experience going to Vol State this semester and I believe it will continue to be a great journey going forward. -Nyayan, South Sudan

I am doing a pre-nursing program at Vol State. It is a great challenge for me to be attending a college as a mother. But I always trust in God that no matter what type of situation I am going through, I can do it. -Loyce, Malawi

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