6,228 ENROLLMENT Fall 2018
1,232 DEGREES & CERTIFICATES AWARDED Summer 2018Spring 2019
THREE-YEAR GRADUATION RATE First-time, Full-time Freshmen
Service Area: Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier and Union counties
2019 Highlights • First class of Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students graduated and achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the OTA licensure exam. The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Association approved accreditation for the new program. • Working with area businesses, industries and Hamblen County Schools, a new dual enrollment program in Electrical Engineering Technology was developed. Students earn an associate degree while also earning their high school diploma. Upon graduation from high school, students are prepared to enter the workforce or enroll in a bachelor’s degree program. • Dedicated the Niswonger Campus in Greeneville. The facility has enabled the college to expand dual enrollment, grow programs for healthcare professions, and increase the number of police officers trained at the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy. • Broke ground on Kile-Ogle Hall, the fourth building on the Sevier County Campus, for the college’s public safety and health programs. • The Walters State chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for community college students, was named a Five-Star Chapter at PTK’s international convention and recognized as the Most Distinguished College Project. • Named #1 community college in Tennessee by Wallethub.