Motlow State Community College

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Motlow State Community College
Motlow State Community College - Smyrna Center.JPG
Motlow State Community College - Smyrna Center
Type Community college
Established 1969
President Anthony G. Kinkel [1]
Students 5,000 [2]
Address P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352
, Lynchburg , McMinnville , Fayetteville and Smyrna, TN, US
Colors Green & Gold [3]
Nickname Bucks & Lady Bucks
Affiliations TCCAA / NJCAA
Motlow College Logo.jpg

Motlow State Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering associate degrees, certificates, associate of applied science degrees in southern Middle Tennessee.

The main campus opened its facilities in 1969 and is located in Moore County on 187 acres of land donated by the late Senator Reagor Motlow and family. Motlow College also has learning centers in Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna, a teaching site in Sparta and a partnership in Shelbyville at the Middle Tennessee Education Center.

The College serves more than 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 college also allows three border counties in Alabama to receive in state tuition. The counties include Madison, Jackson, and Limestone.

Tennessee Transfer Pathways degrees may be completed at Motlow’s Moore County campus, and at the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna Centers. If followed exactly, the pathways guarantee admission to most public universities in Tennessee. In addition to offering over 40 Tennessee Transfer Pathway degrees, Motlow offers A.A.S. degrees in nursing, early childhood education, information systems technology, business technology and emergency medical services.

Technical certificates can be earned at Motlow College in early childhood education, paramedic and mechatronics. The mechatronics program has multiple partnerships with area industry and high schools and has received national recognition.

Motlow’s education program was recently named one of the Top 50 Community College Education Programs in the country, and the business program recently earned reaccreditation from the Association for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.[citation needed]

Through the dual/joint enrollment program, high school juniors and seniors can take college courses while attending high school.

Motlow participates in baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball as part of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

History & Leadership[edit]

The Motlow family donated 187 acres (0.76 km2) of land on which the college is built in Moore County, Tennessee; subsequently, the college bears the family name—Motlow College. Motlow honors Senator Motlow and his family for their significant contributions.

Dr. MaryLou Apple, formerly of Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee, began serving as Motlow’s fifth and current president in 2006. Previous presidents include Dr. Sam Ingram, Dr. Harry Wagner, Dr. A. Frank Glass, and Dr. Arthur L. Walker, Jr.


Motlow is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Level 1 associate degree.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Kinkel chosen as next Motlow president". Daily News Journal. 
  2. ^ "TN Promise tied to record Motlow enrollment in Smyrna". Daily News Journal. 
  3. ^ "Media Bank". 
  4. ^ "Bryan Morris Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 

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