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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. 

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

Tracy Hall

Pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents Wednesday, Tracy D. Hall is in line to become the next president at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Photo of Dr. Flora Tydings

Flora Tydings is expected to be named the next president to lead Chattanooga State Community College pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents at a special called meeting on May 27.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting at 9:30 a.m. CDT May 27 to receive recommendations for presidential vacancies at community colleges and the director position at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Covington/Ripley. Scheduled to meet the same day will be the Audit Committee, Finance and Business Operations Committee, and Committee Chairs. All of the meetings are scheduled at the TBR System Office in Nashville.


In an effort to keep costs down and identify more efficient ways of operating, Tennessee Board of Regents colleges and universities have identified more than $15 million in recent savings, most of which has been reallocated to programs to support student services.

On Campus

Chattanooga State Community College

The inaugural class of nuclear professionals from the Tennessee Valley Authority began training Monday in a new workforce development program offered by Chattanooga State Community College.

Roane State Community College

TnAchieves, the forerunner of Tennessee Promise, offered students two years of community college tuition-free.

Tennessee Tech University

Tennessee Tech University graduates are among the best-prepared in the state for successful careers, according to a study by the Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

Volunteer State Community College

The forty-third annual commencement ceremony at Volunteer State Community College was the largest number of graduates participating in the ceremony in college history