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:

Change a Career with Vol State Spring Classes

Students on the Vol State campus in Gallatin.

Many people are unhappy with their current job situation. But there is an important point to keep in mind- applicants need the education and experience to be ready for that new career and to get that new job. Volunteer State Community College has more than 100 areas of study, including two-year degrees to get students directly into the workforce. Spring classes start on January 18. New and returning students should apply now.

Earn Your Vol State Degree Tuition-Free

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TN Reconnect is a state program that provides tuition-free community college classes for adult students in Tennessee. You can earn a degree in more than 100 areas of study. The main requirement is that you not already have a college degree. But you can use college classes that you completed previously or start for the first time with TN Reconnect. We have had hundreds of Reconnect graduates each year and they say the same thing: it's a great opportunity to pursue a new career path or bolster your career skills without going into debt.

Fall 2021 Dean's List and Honor Roll

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Congratulations to these students named to the Dean’s List and Honor Roll for Fall Semester 2021 at Volunteer State Community College. The Dean’s List recognition is awarded to students that have completed a minimum of twelve collegiate-level hours with at least a 3.750 GPA during the awarding term. To be awarded both the Dean’s List and Honor Roll recognition, students must have accumulated a minimum of eighteen overall collegiate-level hours and complete a minimum of twelve collegiate-level hours with at least a 3.750 GPA during the awarding term.

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.”

UF Office of Professional and Workforce Development host site for OSHA OTIEC

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The University of Florida’s Office of Professional and Workforce Development (OPWD) is proud to be selected as a Host Training Organization (HTO) for OSHA courses offered by the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC.). The goal of OSHA courses is to reduce workplace fatalities and injuries by teaching the application of OSHA standards in hazard recognition and prevention. 

Vol State at Springfield Holds New Leadership Open House

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Volunteer State Community College at Springfield will hold an open house on October 14 to introduce the community to the new college president, Orinthia Montague and the new Springfield site director, Destinee Duff. They both began their positions this fall. Vol State at Springfield is a degree granting center offering many general education courses that apply to many degree paths. The reception will take place from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

Vol State Gallery Presents Mark Hosford Exhibit

Pictured: “The Surrogate” by Mark Hosford.

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College will be showing the work of Nashville artist Mark Hosford this winter. He teaches art at Vanderbilt University and has held exhibitions in Poland, Germany, South Korea, China, New York, Boston, and California. He specializes in drawing, printmaking, and animation. Hosford said his work draws from a fascination with counter-culture imagery, spiritualism, curiosities, obsolete technology, stream of consciousness, and personal narratives.

Vol State has More than 100 Areas of Study

Students on the Vol State campus in Gallatin.

Vol State has more than 100 areas of study in six divisions: Business and Technology, Humanities, Math and Science, Nursing, Social Science and Education, and Health Sciences. They are available to all students, including those using TN Promise and TN Reconnect tuition-free scholarships. Some programs do have a competitive application process. Explore the possibilities here.

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