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Motlow State Community College

Lynchburg, TN 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Motlow

Motlow State Community College Overview

Motlow State Community College is a public, state school in a rural setting in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Motlow was founded in 1969 and enrolls 5,852 undergrads and no graduate students.

Student Involvement at Motlow

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Motlow's theater groups.

Motlow does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Motlow has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Motlow on the Student Life page.

2022 Motlow Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $4,032
Out-of-State $16,608
Percent of Need Met 50%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,621.57

Is Motlow a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Motlow offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Motlow

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 50% of students who start at Motlow return the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Motlow Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Motlow by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Motlow directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Motlow's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Motlow State Community College's endowment was $7.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $3,669 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Motlow

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Motlow meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Motlow full-time are awarded $6,621.57 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Motlow.

Based on this information, is Motlow the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Motlow a good school for you?

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Where is Motlow?

Motlow is located in the rural setting of Lynchburg, Tennessee, less than an hour from Nashville.

If you are interested in seeing Motlow for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 55 to Lynchburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Nashville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Motlow and Lynchburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 8500 Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500

Campus Setting: Rural

Motlow Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Motlow is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Motlow is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Motlow ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Motlow is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Motlow. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Motlow SAT Scores


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Motlow Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Motlow is like? There are approximately 6,616 students enrolled at Motlow. 47% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from TN and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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