We Tennessee public university presidents all want citizens to get a four-year degree

Recently there’s been increased conversation over the value of a college degree. We, the presidents of Tennessee’s public universities represented by this consortium, are working together to deliver a unified message: Yes, a public university degree is worth it, and it is especially valuable in Tennessee. Through financial aid and scholarships like Tennessee HOPE, many […]

Tennessee Higher Education Commission Announces Fall 2023 College Enrollment Data

NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today released the latest student enrollment data for the fall 2023 semester, indicating that 214,476 students across the state enrolled at community colleges and public universities for fall 2023. This represents an increase of 4,528 students, which is a 2.2% increase compared with fall 2022. “More and […]

How does a college degree improve graduates’ employment and earnings potential?

Key Takeaways The evidence that a college degree significantly improves one’s employment prospects and earnings potential is overwhelming. Bachelor’s degree holders are half as likely to be unemployed as their peers who only have a high school degree and they make $1.2 million in additional earnings on average over their lifetime. Analyzing outcomes data from over […]

7 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Go To College

For some students, going to college is a no-brainer. But before you start filling out applications and taking college tours, answer this simple question: Why should you go to college in the first place? If you’ve never considered your reasons for pursuing higher education, answering that question may be more complicated than it first appears. […]

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