Motlow State Community College, an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of
Regents in the College System of Tennessee, is a public, comprehensive, two-year,
open-access college founded in 1969. The College awards the Associate of Arts, Associate
of Science, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of
Science in Teaching degrees as well as certificates.
Motlow State strives to develop the cultural, intellectual, and career opportunities
of the people in its Southern Middle Tennessee eleven-county service area, which includes
Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren,
Warren, and White Counties. The College is committed to cultivating a diverse student
body, faculty, and staff. The College supports diversity, equity, and inclusion by
providing a broad spectrum of services to respond to various needs in the learning
process and educational opportunities from developmental to advanced programs.
Motlow State is a multi-location community college providing:
- degree programs designed for transfer to other colleges and universities;
- degree and non-degree programs designed to develop immediate job-readiness skills
and competencies; and
- public service, lifelong learning, and workforce development programs to promote personal
enrichment and economic and community development.
To establish a firm foundation for learning, the College requires a strong core curriculum
in degree programs complemented by cultural, scientific, social, and community service
activities. Motlow State provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary Honors Scholar
Program that encourages students to pursue their own academic interests and give back
through service to the community. The versatile curriculum, qualified faculty and
staff, and related resources, strengthened by innovative technologies, prepare students
for success in the global community. Through a continuous cycle of planning, evaluation,
and improvement, Motlow State is dedicated to promoting institutional effectiveness
by supporting the College’s initiatives.
Motlow State encourages student success through critical thinking, clear communication,
ethical behavior, respect for others, civic responsibility, problem solving, professional
discourse during individual and team situations, and an appreciation of one’s own
heritage as well as those of others. Motlow State promotes and maintains alliances
with businesses, industries, government agencies, and other educational institutions
to enhance programs and services.
Motlow State is dedicated to empowering its students and enriching the relationships
with the community it serves. Motlow State is committed to promoting diversity and
access to educational opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.