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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. 

Community College Student

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.

University Finance Students

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

Chancellor Finalists

The search committee for the next chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents system has recommended McKay, Sullivan and Tydings to the full Board to consider for the position

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved new academic programs at several of its campuses and heard reports on enrollment trends and student success initiatives. Meeting in its regular quarterly December session in Nashville, the board also heard a report on satisfaction surveys of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology alumni and their employers.

Vice Chancellor James King

James King, Tennessee Board of Regents vice chancellor for the Colleges of Applied Technology, has been elected chairman of the Council on Occupational Education, the national accrediting agency for postsecondary occupational and technical career education institutions.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Nashville, with an agenda that includes a panel discussion on enrollment trends and their impact on student completion, consideration of new legislative proposals for the 2017 session of the General Assembly, and budget revisions for the current academic year.

On Campus

Pellissippi State Students
Pellissippi State Community College

The National Science Foundation has awarded Pellissippi State Community College grant funding to support a scholarship program for students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Roane State Community College

Roane State’s Joshua Spurling has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam as the student regent on the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Volunteer State Community College

Industries ranging from manufacturing to health care are in great need of workers with automation and systems technology skills. Mechatronics is the engineering behind those systems.

Elicia Ferrer in Italy
Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College ranks third in the nation among two-year colleges for the number of students it sends to study abroad. In 2015, the college sent 204 students on study abroad programs..