Higher Education

Motlow College My Motlow. My Future.Motlow College

Motlow College is a public, mutli-campus community college offering certificates and associate degrees through flexible learning pathways in southern middle Tennessee. Located within 5 minutes of the City limits of Tullahoma, the main campus occupies 187 acres of land. Their 11 county service area services over 540,000 citizens.

Two-year degree programs are offered in over 40 areas of study to prepare students for university transfer or provide them with the necessary training and education to enter the workforce.

Workforce Training

Motlow has partnered with local business and industry leaders to provide training and certificate programs for workforce readiness. The Siemens Certificate offered in connection with the Mechatronics program and the Workforce Readiness classes are two examples of how Motlow helps prepare future and current employees for specialized employment in Tullahoma and Coffee County.

Motlow College CampusHigh school students are given the opportunity to get a jump start on college courses with dual/joint enrollment while busy adults can earn an Associate of Science in General Studies through the Adult College Express, a fast-track program.

Motlow's highly ranked accredited nursing program has consistently exceeded National Council Licensure Examination pass rates at both the national and state levels. Other programs of national merit include the Education program which was recently named one of the Top 50 Community College Education Programs in the country and the Business program which recently earned re-accreditation from the Association for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

My Motlow, My Future

For over 40 years, Motlow has proven to be a student-centered institution that promotes academic excellence as well as personal and professional growth. When choosing a state college, students choose "My Motlow, My Future"

University of Tennessee Space Institute

The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is a graduate education and research institution located in Middle Tennessee adjacent to the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). UTSI was established in 1964 as part of The University of Tennessee and has become an internationally recognized institution for graduate study and research in hypersonics, engineering, physics, mathematics, and aviation systems and has made remarkable contributions at the local, state, national, and global levels.

In accordance with its mission, UTSI supports the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in maintaining state of the art expertise in both technical and managerial ranks. About 500 AEDC employees have earned graduate degrees at the Institute, including 40 doctorates. In addition, thousands have participated in the continuing education programs offered by UTSI. The faculty and students have worked on a variety of research and technology development projects with AEDC personnel. It has been acknowledged often by the leadership at AEDC that the educational support of UTSI is critical to AEDC in fulfilling its national mission for the Department of Defense, NASA, and the aerospace industry.

Over 2000 graduate degrees, including more than 250 doctorates, have been awarded through UTSI, a large number of them to Tennesseans. For years, UTSI has served Tennessee industry by offering an off campus master of science (MS) degree program in Engineering Management (Industrial Engineering) at industrial locations. In addition, UTSI serves the cause of national defense by offering an MS degree program in Aviation Systems at naval bases in Maryland and California, primarily to Navy test pilots.

University of Tennessee Space InstituteDistinguished Alumni

We have many distinguished alumni, several of whom have achieved national fame as:

  • Astronauts
  • Chief scientists
  • Company presidents
  • Engineering managers
  • Renowned scholars and scientists

Many of our alumni occupy high-level positions in industry, government, and universities not only in the United States but in other countries as well.