Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville, TN, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
10,894
Total Number of Undergrads
10,894
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
38%
61%
Ethnicity

African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
White
84%
Hispanic
1%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

2.74 Average Rating
To be honest, I don't have much to compare this college to because it is the only one I've ever attended. However, I do believe that the academics are solid. Some professors are more laid-back than others and there are classes that are more challenging than others, but that is to be expected. I would guess that the academics are not as good as, say, a prominent four-year college, but I have been very satisfied with the level of learning, and the majority of my professors have been passionate and enthusiastic about their subject. I think something Pellissippi does very well is helping you improve in your writing. They have a writing center where you can go and have someone review your paper and help you improve. The Composition curriculum is also built to teach you to write critically about any subject, and it has helped me tremendously. I will say that at Pellissippi, and really anywhere else, you get out of it what you put into it. If you set your mind to it and put in the work, you can learn and improve as much as you want to because Pellissippi provides you with all the tools you need. The rest is really up to you.
Emily from Lenoir City, TN
While I have found the coursework in my classes to be demanding and difficult, I cannot speak to all classes at Pellissippi. As an older student, I had to devote a greater percentage of my time to studying and preparing for classes and tests, but my grades reflected the time and effort I put in.
Kathleen from Maryville, TN
Academics are great here. The teachers know how to teach!!!
Wayne from Powell, TN
Prepare to stay busy with homework and studying, but not to a point where it consumes your life. A happy medium. Tests, papers and assignments reflect course work well.
Morgan from Knoxville, TN
The classes are short and sweet. You attend for 55 min. just enough time for you to get what you need yo know, and be on your way. It's great.
Shannon from Maryville, TN

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