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CMT’S Empowering Education initiative partners with the College System of...

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Bethany H. Flora, Kelli A. Chaney

Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Northeast State Community...

/news/board-regents-appoints-next-presidents-northeast-state-community-college-and-tn-college-applied Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Northeast State Community College and TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville
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STEM GiRLS Event Promotes STEM Related Fields

Columbia State held its fourth “Girls Really Love Science” event, which promoted the success of girls in STEM careers by engaging middle school girls in multiple hands-on activities. /news/on-campus/stem-girls-event-promotes-stem-related-fields-october-31-2018 STEM GiRLS Event Promotes STEM Related Fields

40 Colleges Powering Tennessee

Nearly 118,000 students enroll each year at our 40 colleges statewide

What We Do

Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

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. 

Community Colleges

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.

Online Learner

TN eCampus

With 46 partner institutions, TN eCampus offers over 400 courses and 500-plus certificate and degree options through fully online and hybrid online/classroom combinations.

All Colleges Community Colleges Technical Colleges

Most Tennessee Students Go
to Our Colleges Tuition-Free

TN Promise

Tennessee Promise is a "last dollar" scholarship and mentoring program that covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees.

TN Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is a "last dollar" scholarship designed to help busy adults achieve dreams of attaining a college degree or certificate.


The Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program provides scholarship and grant assistance to recent high school graduates to our community colleges.

Wilder-Naifeh Grants

Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grants provides most Tennesseans up to $2,000 a year for full-time enrollment to one of our technical colleges.

PELL, Military, and FEDERAL

Many scholarships and grants are available from the federal government, including need-based grants such as PELL and military-specific programs such as the GI Bill, the Fry Scholarship, the Spouse and Dependents Education Assistance (DEA), and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program.

Local Scholarships

Many of our colleges award local scholarships based upon need, academic performance, community service, and other criteria.