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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

A new approach to remediation is dramatically increasing the number of students successfully completing their first college-level English and math courses at colleges and universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

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. 4.


The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed David Gregory acting chancellor for the State University and Community College System of Tennessee at the recommendation of Governor Bill Haslam, board chair. Gregory, currently serving as TBR’s vice chancellor for Administration and Facilities Development, had previously announced his plan to retire at the end of January, but agreed to delay his departure for this role beginning Feb. 1.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called telephonic meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 2:30 p.m. CST for the purpose of appointing an acting chancellor for the State University and Community College System of Tennessee and approving the selection criteria to begin the search for a new president at Walters State Community College.

On Campus

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU educators are preparing to infuse their spring 2016 courses with fresh perspectives after joining an interfaith community luncheon co-hosted by the university.

Volunteer State Community College

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.5 million to a network of community colleges that includes Volunteer State Community College for the expansion of research opportunities to students. 

East Tennessee State University

A $40,000 grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents is helping one East Tennessee State University fellow continue his long-standing interest in studying prescription drug abuse.

Recording Industry Grad Student
Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is once again on an international list of acclaimed music industry schools touted by The Hollywood Reporter.