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.
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.
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.
Through TN eCampus, individuals considering a college education or options for accelerating degree completion can now get a comprehensive view of online programs and courses offered by TBR institutions, regardless of where or how they were developed. In total, there are 500+ online degree program options and certificates and 400+ online courses!
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.