Welcome to Motlow College!
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.
Tennessee Promise Begins at Motlow
In 2014, the State of Tennessee passed into law, the ability for current high school graduates to go to any community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in the state, tuition-free! Tennessee high school seniors who complete their Tennessee Promise application by Nov. 1 and graduate from high school next spring will have the opportunity to attend Motlow College tuition-free beginning with the fall 2015 semester.
Tennessee Transfer Pathways:
What does this mean to Motlow Students?
In support of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, The University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) systems collaborated to create the "Tennessee Transfer Pathways" (TTPs). The purpose for creating the TTPs was to provide a timely and cost-effective transition for students from a two-year to a four-year degree. All pathways are effective beginning the fall 2011 semester.
My Motlow Story
Community college often serves as a bridge after high school for students seeking to build a solid educational and social foundation before enrolling in a four-year institution. For civil engineering sophomore Dillon Tubb, Motlow College has been that bridge both personally and professionally.
Before he became the outgoing Dean's List student that he is now, Tubb was shy; and like most 18-year-olds, he did not know what he wanted as a career. Through his time at Motlow, Dillon has discovered his job path and more.
Completing a college degree is a challenge for almost everyone who attempts it, including U.S. Army veteran Antwain Dobbins. He is currently working towards his associate of science degree at Motlow College after serving seven years in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Iraq.
Dobbins, who grew up in Bedford County and graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 2000, finished his military service in 2011 and started going to college in Colorado, where he was once stationed.
One of the many roles that a teacher serves to students is as a mentor. People often forget that all teachers were once students who needed their own mentors. Motlow College alumnus Rachel Wood has successfully made the transition from student to teacher, thanks in part to the role of mentor that multiple Motlow instructors played in her educational path.
Before becoming an honors English teacher in Sebring, Fla., Rachel was a student at Motlow College. Through the guidance of several teachers who successfully mentored her, Wood has achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.
By the time a traditional college student begins their first semester, most are entering their fourteenth consecutive year of school. It is understandable that some lose sight of the tremendous educational opportunity that college provides. In fact, many high school graduates are just not ready to begin college.
Motlow College sophomore Shelby Ballard knew it would be a mistake if she started college right after she graduated Siegel High School in Murfreesboro in 2008.
The biology major now attends Motlow with a fervor for learning.