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Welcome to the Tennessee Board of Regents

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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institutions
115
teaching locations
171,500
students
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programs of study

From the Board

TBR News
03/24/2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session March 31 in Smyrna with an agenda that includes changes in some student incidental fees requested by colleges, appointment of a new director at TCAT-Morristown and a report by students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.  A day earlier, on March 30, Regents will also convene for a board retreat in Murfreesboro. 

TBR News
03/07/2017

Two TBR committees -- Audit, and Finance and Business Operations --  as well as the chairs of all the board’s committees, will meet Tuesday, March 14, to review a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting on March 31. The Audit Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m., the Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m., and the Committee Chairs will meet at 1 p.m. All three meetings will be held in Rooms 201-202-203 at the TBR system office at 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tenn., 37214.

Spring Advising Academy
03/06/2017
About 120 college advisors from across Tennessee gathered to review and explore strategies for keeping students moving toward completing their degrees. The 2017 Spring Advising Academy is the first in what is hoped will be a series of conferences to boost the key role that advising plays in student success.
Students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro's Smyrna campus
02/17/2017

Nearly 2,000 high school students across Tennessee took their seats Thursday at tables festooned with school colors to sign their college letters of intent. Parents, siblings and other relatives, school officials, and business and civic leaders watched and applauded. It was a scene replayed at most of the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology for National Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day on Feb. 16.  Modeled after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for high school athletes signing letters of intent to play college sports, CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day honors students choosing to enroll in technical colleges to further their educations.

On Campus

New Health Careers Building at TCAT-Dickson
02/07/2017
College of Applied Technology

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Dickson has broken ground on its new Health Careers Building, which officials hope will be open for classes this fall.

TBR News
12/19/2016
College of Applied Technology

Susanne Cox, who has worked at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Morristown since 1990, will serve as interim director of the college from Jan. 1 until a successor to retiring Director Jerry M. Patton is named.

TISL
12/02/2016
Chattanooga State Community College

A contingent of 15 students descended upon the state capitol to participate in the 47th Annual Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) forum.

Pellissippi State Students
12/01/2016
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.