Tennessee Reconnect is the Drive to 55 initiative that will help more adults return to a college campus to complete their postsecondary credential.
Tennessee has between 900,000 and 1 million adults with some college but no degree. It is impossible to achieve the mission of the Drive to 55 without re-engaging these students and helping them finish their degree or certificate.
As part of Tennessee Reconnect, adults will be able to attend and earn a certificate at any of our 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) completely free of tuition and fees.
Adults already make up roughly 30 percent of enrolled public undergraduate students in our state.
Tennessee Reconnect is an important step in making sure that number continues to rise, by providing adults with an affordable and flexible part-time postsecondary opportunity.