Volunteer State Community College is a public, two-year, college offering associate degrees, certificates, continuing education, and service to northern Middle Tennessee. It is located in Gallatin, Tennessee, which is 30 miles northeast of Nashville. There are also degree granting centers at McGavock High School in Nashville and Vol State at Livingston in Overton County. Vol State at Highland Crest offers dozens of day and evening classes each semester in Springfield. Numerous other off-campus operations extend the College's instruction and public service roles throughout its 12 county area of: Clay, Davidson, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson counties.
Popularly known as Vol State, the college has a diverse mix of students ranging in age from teens to senior adults. They come from counties across the service area, many states around the nation, and more than 25 countries. Vol State has more than 70 programs in five grand divisions: Humanities, Social Science and Education, Allied Health, Business, and Math and Science. The college also offers classes for the community, and area businesses, through the Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development.
Message From The President
Dr. Jerry Faulkner,
Volunteer State Community College
Welcome to Volunteer State Community College. I trust you will find all the information you need here on our website. If not, I invite you to call us at 615-230-3688, or better yet stop by one of our campuses in Gallatin, Springfield, or Livingston.
A recent graduate of Vol State said, “It is great to have a dream, but achieving your dream is awesome!” We are here to help you achieve your goals and fulfill your aspirations.
At Vol State you will find a world-class faculty that provides high quality, innovative instruction. A caring and efficient staff is here to help guide you through the processes of admission, registration, and obtaining financial aid. A vibrant campus life of clubs, organizations and sports will enrich your experience. Vol State is your most convenient and cost-effective choice for an excellent educational experience. We offer traditional on-ground classes at a variety of locations and any-time, any-place, online classes. We also offer “blended” classes that provide scheduled times for personal interaction with instructors and classmates combined with the convenience of on-line learning.
Volunteer State is an exciting, energizing community of learners. We invite you to join us to acquire the knowledge and skills you want and need. Your goal may be immediate entry or advancement in the workplace. We offer short-term certificates and two-year Associates Degrees. You may be seeking the first two years of a four-year degree. The new Tennessee Transfer Pathways guarantee a seamless transfer. Or you may just be looking for new experiences and knowledge that will enrich your life. Whatever your purpose, we are here to partner with you. Student success is our number one goal!
Dr. Jerry Faulkner
Volunteer State Community College is a public, comprehensive community college offering associate degrees, certificates, continuing education, and service to northern Middle Tennessee. The College is committed to providing quality innovative educational programs; strengthening community and workforce partnerships; promoting diversity, and cultural and economic development; inspiring lifelong learning; and preparing students for successful careers, university transfer, and meaningful civic participation in a global society. (November 2007)
Volunteer State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate Degree and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Volunteer State Community College.
The commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
The College has eligibility certification by the U.S. Office of Education and is approved by the State Department of Education for Veterans Education.
The College is an Equal Opportunity Institution of Higher Learning of the Tennessee State Board of Regents and maintains an “open-door” policy of accepting any student who desires to improve through education. A Faculty Assembly offers the faculty opportunities to become involved in decision making on an advisory level. The assembly is designed to improve communications between the faculty and administration and to express collective faculty opinion on issues of concern. The assembly is chaired by a speaker who is chosen from the body by the elected divisional representatives.
In addition to the main campus in Gallatin, the college has operations in many areas across the region. Those operations include satellite campuses, degree granting centers, evening class sites, high school dual-enrollment programs and health and business classes.
Vol State Main Campus
1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-452-8600 (Local) or 1-888-335-8772 (Toll Free)
Vol State at Livingston
113 Windle Community Road, Livingston, TN 38570
Phone: 931-823-7065 (Local) or 1-800-563-8220 (Toll Free)
Vol State at Highland Crest
150 Laureate Avenue, Springfield, TN 37172
Phone: 615-433-7030 (Local) or 1-855-724-8722 (Toll Free)
Evening classes in Davidson County
Macon County High School
Wilson Central High School