Motlow State Community College, an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of
Regents in the State University and Community 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 Applied Science, and Associate
of Science in Teaching degrees and credit 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 achieving a diverse student
body, faculty, and staff. The College recognizes the significance of this diversity
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 liberal learning, the College requires a strong
core curriculum in degree programs complemented by cultural, scientific, social, and
community service activities. In particular, Motlow State is unique. It provides a
comprehensive, interdisciplinary Honors Scholar Program integrated with a robust cultural
series. The versatile curriculum, qualified faculty and staff, and related resources,
strengthened by innovative technologies, prepare students for success in the global
community. A continuous cycle of planning, evaluation, and response promotes institutional
effectiveness and efficiency to support these initiatives.
Motlow State encourages student success through critical thinking, clear communication,
ethical behavior, respect for others, civic responsibility, problem-solving, effective
functioning in individual and team situations, and an appreciation of one's heritage
as well as that of others. Motlow State promotes and maintains alliances with businesses,
industry, government agencies, and other educational institutions to enhance programs
As a dynamic institution of higher learning, Motlow State enriches and empowers its
students and the community it serves. Motlow State Community College remains committed
to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body. It promotes diversity
and access without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability,
or veteran status.