Gateway to the Big South Fork

Higher Education

Whether they’re just graduating high school and looking to continue their education or are seasoned veterans of the work force looking to advance their training and skills, Scott County residents are fortunate to have opportunities for higher education close to home, through Roane State Community College, Tennessee Technological University, and the Tennessee Technology Center at Huntsville.

Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College (based in Harriman, TN, approximately 50 miles south on U.S. Hwy. 27) maintains a campus in Huntsville in a beautiful, scenic setting off Baker Highway. A variety of programs are available at Roane State, which offers associate degrees and maintains articulation agreements with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville for students wishing to transfer for four-year courses. Through satellite programs with Tennessee Tech, some students can obtain bachelor’s or master’s degrees without leaving Scott County. In addition to courses taught in traditional classroom settings, Roane State also offers audio courses, video courses and online courses. RSCC also offers classes to high school students at Scott High School through distance-learning technology. Director: Sharon Baird (TTU satellite campus director: Virginia Bruce). Phone: (423) 663-663-3878. Website:

Tennessee Technology Center

The Tennessee Technology Center at Oneida/Huntsville is a vocational school offering several study programs through its campuses in Oneida and Huntsville. The school is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, the nation’s seventh-largest system of higher education. Director: Dwight Murphy. Phone: (423) 663-4900. Website:

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