The Center for Higher Education will be a collaboration between the community college and Tennessee College of Applied Technology Clarksville campus, the university says in a news release.
Expanding the community college campus will free up space at Tennessee College of Applied Technology and enable Nashville State to add academic programs, like Nursing A.S.N, Licensed Practical Nurse, Secondary Education A.S.T, Computer Programming A.A.S., Industrial Process Control A.A.S., and workforce training.
The expansion will also provide space for a dedicated veterans’ lounge, welcome center, bookstore, food pantry, testing space for industry certifications, library and study area, and tutoring support rooms.
The Nashville State campus in Clarksville opened in 2012 with about 257 students, and enrollment has grown to more than 900. By 2017, student numbers exceeded capacity, and a four-classroom modular building was installed. The expansion will enable about 800 additional students to be served.