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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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TBR News

Volunteer State Community College will expand its offerings at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus this fall, providing all the general education courses at the campus. The move comes as Vol State and Nashville State Community College agreed to modify their service area boundaries, trading sections of Davidson and Putnam counties. Nashville State or another community college may still provide academic programs not available through Vol State in the Cookeville campus as needed, but most courses will be provided by Vol State beginning next fall.

Tristan Denley presenting to a group about analytics

The Tennessee Board of Regents is investing a $2 million grant it recently received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation into efforts to increase graduation rates, especially among low-income and first-generation students at colleges and universities across the state.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Committees, and Committee Chairs are scheduled to meet at the TBR office in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Audit Committee will begin at 10:00 a.m. CST.

TBR News

More than 20,000 students across the country have already registered for free online preparation courses for Advanced Placement exams developed by faculty from the Tennessee Board of Regents, and enrollment continues.

On Campus

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU and Williamson County Schools sign partnership agreement that will encourage the university and district to create additional academic enrichment opportunities tailored to the county’s high schools.

Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College opticianry student Ashley Ramos of Maryville won the National Federation of Opticianry Schools College Bowl competition during the organization’s fall meeting in Nashville.

East Tennessee State University
​East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing Family Practice Network has received a $1 million federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to construct a new building to house its Johnson City Day Center.
East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is included on a list of physics departments nationwide that conferred the largest number of undergraduate degrees.