Motlow State Community College is a public, multi-campus college in southern middle Tennessee offering certificates, associate degrees, and flexible learning pathways. For over 45 years, Motlow has proven to be a student-centered institution that promotes academic excellence as well as personal and professional growth.
The original campus is located in Moore County on 187 acres of land donated by the late Senator Reagor Motlow and family. In addition to the Moore County campus, the College boasts three learning centers in Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna. The College serves over 540,000 citizens in Motlow’s 11-county service area including: Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Dekalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren and White.
The wide range of quality academic programs offered at Motlow results from the steady expansion of degree programs to provide alternatives for changing educational needs. In addition to general education courses, students may choose from two-year degree programs in over forty disciplines.
Motlow’s highly ranked, accredited nursing program has consistently exceeded National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates at both the national and state levels. Other programs of national merit include the Education program, which was recently named one of the Top 50 Community College Education Programs in the country, and the Business program which recently earned reaccreditation from the Association for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
The College has partnered with other in-state universities allowing rural citizens to obtain four-year degrees while staying close to home. The 2+2 program in Elementary Education (K-6) in partnership with Tennessee Technological University allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education in Motlow classrooms. The Management and Human Relations (MHR) program through Trevecca Nazarene University enables working adults to earn a bachelor’s degree in 13 months by attending class one night a week at the Moore County campus. In addition, the 2+2 program in Criminal Justice Administration takes advantage of Motlow’s partnership with Tennessee State University where students attend classes at Motlow’s Moore county campus to work towards a bachelor’s degree.
Motlow provides area high school students the opportunity to get a jump start on college courses with dual/joint enrollment. The Adult College Express (ACE), a fast-track degree program designed for busy adults, leads to the Associate of Science in General Studies and the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education.
The quality, flexibility and variety of programs offered at Motlow meet the needs of students whether they are still in high school, recent high school graduates, returning to complete a degree, or seeking higher education for the first time as an adult student. Motlow State changes lives with faculty and staff that are committed to the success of students.