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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

Acclaimed student-success scholar Terrell Strayhorn and best-selling author Andrew Maraniss will highlight the Tennessee Board of Regents 6th Biennial Diversity Conference Wednesday and Thursday at Middle Tennessee State University.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents today recommended $302.7 million in capital outlay funding for 12 major construction projects across the TBR system. The board, which convened at Chattanooga State Community College for its regular quarterly meeting, also heard preliminary Fall 2016 student enrollment numbers and updates on the system’s student success initiatives.

TBR News

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) are partnering to host a series of college outreach fairs and information sessions for students affected by the closure of ITT Technical Institute.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session on Sept. 15 and 16 at Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga. Committee meetings will begin Thursday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. EDT and run consecutively all afternoon. The full Board of Regents convenes at 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 16.

On Campus

Vol State Launches Cyber Defense Degree Program
Volunteer State Community College
The computer hacking of major corporations, government offices and banks is a growing threat. There is a solution: Cyber Defense.
Roane State Community College

Dual enrollment was an important part of Roane State and Chelsea Smith’s plan.

Middle Tennessee State University

Starting this fall, area home-schooled high school students will have a chance to earn college credits and “get a slice of MTSU” by taking classes at the University College’s new Dual Enrollment Center.

Middle Tennessee State University

Instead of summer vacation at the beach, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or another popular destination, local high school students Helene Hamo and Edgar Lozano are conducting chemical research in an MTSU Science Building lab for two month.