About the TBR
The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system consists of 46 institutions with a combined annual enrollment of over 200,000 students, making it among the nation's largest systems of public higher education. TBR's six state universities, 13 community colleges, and 27 colleges of applied technology offer classes in 90 of Tennessee's 95 counties. The TBR system is a $2.2 billion per year enterprise.
TBR MISSION STATEMENT: Through innovation and judicious use of resources, the Tennessee Board of Regents System advances excellence in its diverse educational programs, research, service, and outreach in order to benefit Tennessee and its citizens.
The TBR system strives to educate more Tennesseans in order to provide Tennessee with the workforce it needs for sound economic development. Our colleges of applied technology are exclusively focused on workforce development, which is also a major emphasis in our community colleges. The latter also provide degrees designed for transfer to a university. At our universities, the priorities are student preparation and research, with five of our six universities granting doctoral degrees.
This section of the website includes general information about the Tennessee Board of Regents system, what it does, how it operates, its board and staff, its human resources operations and its reports and publications.