Volunteer State Community College is a publicly supported two-year community college located in Gallatin, Tennessee and operated under the auspices of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Vol State, as it is popularly known, serves the Nashville community. The college is some 30 miles (48 km) to the northeast in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin. In total, Vol State serves 12 counties in northern Middle Tennessee: Clay, northeast Davidson, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, and Wilson.
Volunteer State has five major divisions: Allied Health, Humanities, Business, Social Sciences/Education, and Math/Science. Popular programs at the school include Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Education, Pre-Nursing, Paralegal, Pre-Engineering and Communications. The college has a television studio, a radio station, and a recording studio. It offers a recording management program and classes in commercial music and songwriting. Many students also take University Studies programs which prepare them for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities.
Vol State has two degree granting centers: one in Livingston, Tennessee, and the other at McGavock High School in Nashville. The college offers numerous courses at the Highland Crest higher education facility in Springfield, and manages the site. The school also has learning locations in Macon County, and Wilson County. Vol State also offers some third and fourth-year level college courses through arrangements with other institutions.
In Fall of 2011 8653 full and part-time students were enrolled.
* Description and images provided by
CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.