Volunteer State Community College

Campuses are Open. Know Before You Go.

Vol State students in a computer lab.

Know Before You Go

All Vol State campuses are open for business. We are here to help you get ready for classes.  We can also help you with many things via email, with an online meeting or over the phone. Please see a list of contacts below. We do have computers available for student use in the Library at each campus. If you do plan to come to a campus please read this first:

New Students: Get Ready for Fall Classes

Vol State students on the Gallatin campus.

Get ready for Fall classes at Vol State.

The college will be back to in-person classes on all four campuses for the fall semester while also offering online classes for students who still want those formats.

You can visit any of our campuses for help: Gallatin, Livingston, Springfield, and Cookeville - visit our campuses information page for more details.

Record Student Enrollment

Students walk on the Vol State campus in Gallatin

Student enrollment at Volunteer State Community College has reached an all-time record for the school, with 9156 students attending this fall semester. The previous record was 8989, set in fall of 2010. The current headcount is up 3.5 percent over fall of last year. Much of the increase is attributed to the popular TN Reconnect program. It provides tuition-free education for adults who do not already have a college degree. This fall 1039 new students using TN Reconnect are enrolled in classes at Vol State.

Tuition-Free College at Vol State with TN Reconnect

Vol State student studies

Adult students often have to scrimp and save to afford college tuition. Now, with the tuition-free TN Reconnect program, a college education is much more obtainable.

“I was paying for classes with my tip money from work,” said Caitlin Springer of Goodlettsville. “Once Reconnect came through, I was ready and able to take more classes. It’s been great.”

Vol State Celebrates Fall 2020 Graduation Virtually

Vol State Fall 2020 graduation ceremony.

Volunteer State Community College celebrated Fall Graduation 2020 with a virtual ceremony today. More than eight hundred students were eligible to participate in commencement, including 312 TN Promise students and 228 TN Reconnect students. Those programs provide tuition-free education for eligible Tennessee students. The online ceremony featured short speeches from administrators and faculty members. As the names of the graduates were read, hundreds of pictures and short videos produced by the students were shown.

Welcome to Vol State

Students on the Vol State campus in Gallatin, TN.

We’re getting ready for a big fall semester at Vol State. We’ve been visiting with new students attending Campus Connect orientation. We’re also working closely with adults who want to use the brand new TN Reconnect program this fall. It provides tuition-free classes for adults who don’t already have a college degree. If you’re interested, it’s time to get going! The first steps are to apply for the Reconnect program and then apply to Vol State. You can all of that at www.volstate.edu/reconnect