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First TN Promise class had higher graduation rate and number of students who earned college credential

Commencement 2018

New analysis of first TN Promise class at Tennessee’s community colleges, through its five semesters of eligibility, shows a 52.2% success rate -- students who graduated, transferred or were still enrolled.

Two years after entering college, the first Tennessee Promise students are outperforming their peers

Tennessee College of Applied Technology students

The first class of Tennessee Promise students entered college in the fall of 2015. After four semesters, 56.2 percent of the first class of Promise students are either still enrolled, have earned a college credential, or transferred to a four-year university. That compares to 38.9 percent of their peers – a 17.3 percentage point difference.

UT Martin offers community college students transfer scholarships

Dr. Allana Hamilton, president, Jackson State; Dr. Keith Carver, chancellor, UT Martin; Dr. Flora Tydings, chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents; and Mike Krause, executive director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Tennessee Promise students at community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system looking to complete their four-year degrees will benefit from a new transfer scholarship program established by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Gov. Haslam announces record number of Tennessee Promise applicants, calls for mentors to help them

A record 60,780 high school seniors applied for the state’s groundbreaking program that provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees, That’s up from 58,286 applicants in 2014 and 59,621 applicants in 2015.

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