President's Message

Welcome to the Cleveland State Community College website.  The very first college in Tennessee to be selected as the “College of the Year” by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). If you are new to our community, I hope you are excited about all the great people, programs and events we have here.  We hope you will take advantage of all the great learning opportunities that exist inside and outside the classroom.

If you are a returning or continuing student at Cleveland State, you already know about the quality education that is found here and that we provide it at the most affordable price in the region.  Cleveland State is blessed to be a very diverse environment, and we have the opportunity here to provide the educational experiences that will help you reach your career goals, whether that is an eventual 4-year degree or to get right into that job you are seeking.

In addition to the great value, community colleges are being recognized across Tennessee and the nation for their significant impact on workforce development and good paying jobs.  Recent studies are showing that in many cases students graduating with a 2-year degree are obtaining a higher first year salary than students who are completing 4-year degrees. So, we really are the smart choice.

Please know that we are here to serve you.  Our faculty and staff have a goal of “Engaging Every Student.”  Whatever your needs, we want to work with you on an individual basis to be successful.  We could not be happier to have you as a part of the Cleveland State family, and if I can personally be of any help to you, please feel free to contact my office.

Go Cougars!


Dr. Bill Seymour


Partners & Initiatives

  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
  • America's SBDC Tennesseey
  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway