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Welcome to the Tennessee Board of Regents

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 Audit Committee, Finance and Business Operations Committee, and Committee Chairs are scheduled to meet at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, March 10.

TBR News

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 19, to discuss campus fee requests. 

Cookeville Campus

A new higher education center in Cookeville will soon make it easier for students to earn job training and college degrees in the Upper Cumberland. 

Motlow State Community College President Speaks to Press

Leaders of all 13 of Tennessee’s community colleges held a press conference at the state capitol today to emphasize their support for continuing Tennessee’s commitment to higher K-12 academic standards that prepare students for college study.

On Campus

Volunteer State Community College

Trigonometry is one of those subjects that can seem removed from practical life. Mike Welham knows a way to bring it home for students. He takes the conversation into space.

Volunteer State Community College

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has announced the designation of Volunteer State Community College as one of Tennessee’s first “VETS Campuses,” recognizing the institution’s efforts toward increasing the educational attainment of student veterans. 

Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College and Tennessee Board of Regents presented the Clayton Family Foundation and Clayton Homes with the Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.

From Homeless to Medical Professional with Rx TN
Volunteer State Community College

Turning your life around can be complicated, especially when you’re living out of bags, moving from location to location, and struggling to feed yourself each day. Melinda Peery knew that she could find a way out, if she could just get on the right path.