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Free Your Mind - Go Back to School to Get Your Degree or Certificate

Put your success in your hands.

In today's world, having some form of education or training beyond high school is a must for getting ahead. Whether you're just out of high school or an adult looking for a fresh start, a degree or certificate from one of our community or technical colleges can be your first step towards career readiness, which can lead to greater earnings potential and a better quality of life. With 40 community and technical colleges across the state offering more than 400 programs of study, our diverse campuses and programs create the opportunity for all Tennesseans to attend college, regardless of age or income. 

Tuition Freedom

In 2014, Tennessee created the Tennessee Promise program for students graduating from Tennessee high schools. Through this innovative program, graduating seniors in our state can qualify for a last-dollar scholarship to cover all mandatory tuition and fees at any community or technical college for up to two years. And with the recent passage of Tennessee Reconnect, the same opportunity will now be available for adults who would like to return to school to earn their degree or certificate and improve their career prospects. Tuition-free means the freedom to pursue your dreams of a better future for yourself and your family. 

Community Colleges

Our 13 community colleges prepare Tennesseans to enter the workforce immediately or to continue their academic success at a university. Community colleges can offer a rich campus life, personal attention from caring instructors with practical experience in their fields.   

Colleges of Applied Technology

The 27 colleges of applied technology are focused primarily on workforce development. They are the state’s premier providers of state-of-the-art technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in today’s competitive job market. 

Find a TBR institution near you! 

Our Institutions

Institution Name Main Campus Website Profile
Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN Website View Profile
Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN Website View Profile
Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN Website View Profile
Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg, TN Website View Profile
Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN Website View Profile
Motlow State Community College Tullahoma, TN Website View Profile
Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN Website View Profile
Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN Website View Profile
Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN Website View Profile
Roane State Community College Harriman, TN Website View Profile
Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN Website View Profile
Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN Website View Profile
Walters State Community College Morristown, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Athens Athens, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Covington Covington, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Crossville Crossville, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Crump Crump, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Dickson Dickson, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Elizabethton Elizabethton, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Harriman Harriman, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Hartsville Hartsville, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Hohenwald Hohenwald, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Jacksboro Jacksboro, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Jackson Jackson, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Knoxville Knoxville, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Livingston Livingston, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - McKenzie McKenzie, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - McMinnville McMinnville, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Memphis Memphis, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Morristown Morristown, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Nashville Nashville, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Newbern Newbern, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Oneida Oneida, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Paris Paris, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Pulaski Pulaski, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Ripley Ripley, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Shelbyville Shelbyville, TN Website View Profile
TCAT - Whiteville Whiteville, TN Website View Profile