Vol State Enrollment Breaks Record in Cookeville

Volunteer State Community College Cookeville student registration has reached a record high for all community college enrollment at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC). There are 1031 students enrolled for the fall semester 2016. The previous high for community college enrollment was 903 in fall of 2015. Vol State has been adding some popular courses, including Microbiology, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Mechatronics.


“Things are going exceedingly well. It’s because of the help of civic organizations, education partners and workforce partners in getting the word out,” said Michael Torrence, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs. “They have been behind us. It’s why our enrollment has spiked. It’s pretty exciting,”


More students creates the need for more classes. “We’ve been adding multiple sections of courses, including more in the evening. That’s a good indicator of the popularity of our program,” Torrence said.


Vol State offers classes at CHEC through a partnership with Tennessee Tech University. CHEC is located at 1000 Neal Street in Cookeville. People are encouraged to visit the campus to tour and get more information. They can also visit www.volstate.edu/cookeville or call 615-372-5540.


Vol State students are well into the first week of the semester at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus. Classes started August 22.