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Institution Name:
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson
Institution Type:
740 Hwy 46
Dickson, TN 37055
General information:
(615) 441-6220
Financial aid office:
Admissions office:
Description:  Public, 2-year
Certificates offered: Less-than one year, One but less than two years, Two but less than four years
Total enrollment: 713
Undergraduate enrollment: 713
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
      Men: 60.6%
      Women: 39.4%
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.1%
      Black or African American:9.7%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.3%
      Two or more races:3.5%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.7%
(Enrollment data Fall 2018)
Program prices for full-time students
    Tuition & fees $4,236  $4,143  $4,038 
    Books and supplies $2,417  $2,207  $2,193 
      Room and board $5,160  $5,064  $4,968 
      Other expenses $3,876  $3,960  $3,984 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses $3,876  $3,960  $3,984 

Source: IPEDS College data. National Center for Education Statistics Institute of Education Sciences

Placement rates for the institution and its programs are calculated and submitted annually according to the rules of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Placement for COE is considered a completer of a program who (1) is employed in the field of education pursued or in a related field, or (2) has received the appropriate credential and entered the military or continued his/her education. Valid employment in the field or a related field includes placement in a permanent full- or part-time position with an employer or employment agency, or self-employment in the field of education or a related field.

Completers that are unavailable for placement are excluded from this calculation.  Students may be considered unavailable for placement due to incarceration, pregnancy, serious health-related issues, caring for ill family members, death and refusing employment. Schools must provide documentation needed to show that the students failed to keep interviews, enrolled in programs for personal use, or refused jobs in their fields or related fields of study.