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Students Working at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

The 27 Colleges of Applied Technology are the state’s premier providers of technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in today’s job market. 

Tennessee's Community Colleges

The 13 community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system comprise all two-year public institutions in Tennessee.  Each community college has a specific service area.


The Tennessee Board of Regents system includes six universities. Located throughout Tennessee, these institutions are focused on excellence in academic programming, research endeavors and public service initiatives.

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From the Board

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee and Committee Chairs are scheduled to meet at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 7.


Anthony (Tony) Miksa, current vice president at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Ill., will be recommended by Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor David Gregory as the next president to lead Walters State Community College.

The recommendation will go before the Board during a special called telephonic meeting on Friday, May 27, at 2 p.m. EDT/ 1 p.m. CDT.

TBR News

Two of Tennessee’s Community Colleges were chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a new federal program allowing low-income high school students to apply for Federal Pell grants to pay for dual enrollment courses.

Northeast State and Southwest Tennessee State community colleges join 42 other schools across the country chosen for the experimental program, which begins this summer and is expected to help about 10,000 students nationwide. This is the first time Pell grants will be used for students still in high school.

TBR News

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 11.

On Campus

Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College students studying geology will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors at the University of Tennessee and participate in geoscience field workshops thanks to a National Science Foundation grant.

Middle Tennessee State University

The MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program’s lunar rover team members used a new airless tire design and parts assembly to land a top-10 finish at this year’s NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

Volunteer State Community College

Volunteerism was in the spotlight at Volunteer State Community College Tuesday as mayors from across Sumner County gathered to salute community service.

Austin Peay State University

After 85 years in print, The All State, Austin Peay State University’s student-produced newspaper, can declare itself as the finest college paper in the Southeastern U.S.