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Welcome to the Tennessee Board of Regents

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.

Universities

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
188,000
students
614
programs of study

From the Board

Dr. Tristan Denley headshot
07/13/2016

Dr. Tristan Denley, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents, has received the prestigious Newel Perry Award for 2016 from the National Federation of the Blind for his work in making accessibility for all students a priority in Tennessee higher education programs.

Richard Locker
07/01/2016

Veteran Tennessee journalist Richard Locker joined the Tennessee Board of Regents July 1 as interim communications director.

In his new role, Locker will coordinate and support communications, marketing, and web and digital media for the Board of Regents, which is the governing board for the state’s university and college system. The communications team is a division of the Office of the Chancellor.

TBR News
06/24/2016

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved the lowest increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983. Tuition rates at the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will increase an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.

 

TBR News
06/17/2016

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Northeast State Community College in Blountville on Friday, June 24, following a day of committee meetings on June 23. Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday in the 1st Floor Theater of the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts. Committees will meet in this order: Audit, Finance and Business Operations, Personnel and Compensation, Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life, External Affairs, and Workforce Development.

On Campus

Vol State Launches Cyber Defense Degree Program
07/19/2016
Volunteer State Community College
The computer hacking of major corporations, government offices and banks is a growing threat. There is a solution: Cyber Defense.
07/19/2016
Roane State Community College

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

06/30/2016
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.

06/27/2016
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.