Welcome to Motlow College!
Motlow State Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering certificates, associate degrees, and flexible learning pathways in southern Middle Tennessee. For over 40 years, Motlow has proven to be a student-centered institution that promotes academic excellence as well as personal and professional growth.
Tennessee Promise Begins at Motlow
In 2014, the State of Tennessee passed into law, the ability for current high school graduates to go to any community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in the state, tuition-free! Tennessee high school seniors who complete their Tennessee Promise application by Nov. 1 and graduate from high school next spring will have the opportunity to attend Motlow College tuition-free beginning with the fall 2015 semester.
Tennessee Transfer Pathways:
What does this mean to Motlow Students?
In support of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, The University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) systems collaborated to create the "Tennessee Transfer Pathways" (TTPs). The purpose for creating the TTPs was to provide a timely and cost-effective transition for students from a two-year to a four-year degree. All pathways are effective beginning the fall 2011 semester.
My Motlow Story
While the location of Motlow College campuses is convenient for students throughout Middle Tennessee, recent nursing graduate Mary Sillivant of Fayetteville found the competitive nature of Motlow's nursing program even more beneficial.
Motlow presented Sillivant an opportunity to achieve a lifelong goal while receiving an education from one of the best nursing programs in the country.
By the time a traditional college student begins their first semester, most are entering their fourteenth consecutive year of school. It is understandable that some lose sight of the tremendous educational opportunity that college provides. In fact, many high school graduates are just not ready to begin college.
Motlow College sophomore Shelby Ballard knew it would be a mistake if she started college right after she graduated Siegel High School in Murfreesboro in 2008.
The biology major now attends Motlow with a fervor for learning.
Before enrolling at Motlow College as a non-traditional student in 2011, Michele Brown knew that having a college degree would help her advance in the job market and achieve her career goals. Two years later, after graduating from Motlow, she began achieving those goals by accepting a position at the college's Moore County campus.
Brown earned her associate of applied science degree (A.A.S) and is now a full-time secretary for the department of Workforce Development and Extended Services as well as the Business and Technology department.
Two years ago Dequon Miller had a decision to make. Was he going to be just another former high school basketball player who didn't live up to his potential, or was he going to use his talent on the court to get an education and create opportunities for his future?
Miller chose option two, and Motlow College and its basketball family are glad he did.
"Next year I have big expectations coming in as a sophomore," said Miller. "I want to lead the team to a conference championship after coming up short this year.