Cleveland State Community College
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|Cleveland State Community College|
|Motto||Obstinatus sed Aequus (Latin)|
|President||Dr. Carl Hite|
|Location||Cleveland, Tennessee, USA|
|Campus||Urban, 105 acres (0.425 km2)|
|Athletics||4 athletics teams softball, men's baseball, men and women's basketball|
|Colors||Blue and White|
Cleveland State Community College is a publicly supported community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents and located in Cleveland, Tennessee. Like most of these institutions, emphasis is on associate's degree-level classes, but it also offers some third- and fourth-year college-level courses as well, through arrangements with other institutions.
Cleveland State was authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1965 and held its first classes in 1967, with the move to the site of the current campus and permanent facilities occurring in 1968.
The 105-acre (42.5 ha) campus has 10 major buildings housing modern classrooms, laboratories, and student activity centers. Additional features include an excellent library, a multi-media center of emphasis, computer laboratories, a 400-seat theatre, a 3,000-seat gymnasium, athletic fields and tennis courts, a large reflector telescope, and a satellite downlink receiver which enables the college to serve as a site for many teleconferences. Cleveland State offers classes throughout the service area in southeastern Tennessee which includes Bradley, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk Counties. The college also has offices and classrooms in Athens and Madisonville.
Organization and administration
Cleveland State Community college operates within the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Approximately 3,700 credit students and 1,300 non-credit students enroll in Cleveland State Community College in a typical fall semester. The credit student population is split about evenly in the choice of transfer or career-technical programs. The average age of all students is 28 years and the student population is non-racially identifiable. There are over 200 employees at the college including more than 70 full-time faculty members. Eighty-six percent of the faculty hold Master's or Doctor's degrees.
The college athletic teams are nicknamed the Cougars.
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