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Board of Regents approves 25% increase in Drive to 55 target number of degree recipients at community colleges

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The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved a 25 percent increase in the Drive to 55 targets at its 13 community colleges – increasing the number of degree recipients needed to meet the targets to 134,055 by 2025.

The new targets represent an increase of 26,667 community college graduates, from the 107,388 graduates that would have been needed during that same time period under the previous targets set in 2015.

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Overall enrollment in TN community colleges increases 1.3% this fall. Overall adult enrollment up 17.4 percent. TN Reconnect enrollment is 14,692

Dyersburg State Community College

Overall enrollment in Tennessee’s community colleges for the current fall semester is 88,352 students, an increase of 1,132 – or 1.3 percent -- over the official Fall 2017 enrollment count, according to preliminary data presented to the Tennessee Board of Regents Thursday.

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Columbia University study concludes Tennessee’s community colleges are ahead of other states’ systems in guided pathways reforms that bolster student success

Community College Research Center report

Tennessee's community colleges are “probably the furthest along in implementing guided pathways reforms” of any community college system in the nation, a new study by Columbia University concludes.

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Board of Regents fall quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State. Agenda includes reports on enrollment, graduation rates, Drive to 55 degree targets

Dyersburg State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its fall quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State Community College. The agenda includes updates and reports on fall semester enrollments, community college graduation rates, Drive to 55 degree and certificate targets, legislative priorities, system budget requests and a new digital engagement initiative that will offer students digital textbooks at lower costs.

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Jackson State Community College's Radiologic Technology students achieve 100% pass rate on national certification exam

JSCC Radiologic Technology students practice X-ray techniques in the college's radiology lab

Students in Jackson State’s Radiologic Technology Program achieved a 100 percent pass rate in the most recent semester, a testament to the program’s longevity and success.

Each of the 21 students who finished the program in August passed the national certification exam on his or her first attempt. The program has produced a 100 percent pass rate on first attempt in six of the last eight years.

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Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 80,000 students – including adult learners in new tuition-free TN Reconnect program – on first day of fall semester

Students walking to class at Tennessee's community colleges

More than 80,000 students open a new academic year today at Tennessee’s 13 public community colleges, where they’ll find an array of new facilities, programs and welcome back celebrations.

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AT&T donates $81,000 to TN Colleges of Applied Technology to support improved student training in Information Technology

AT&T Tennessee President Joelle Phillips presents donation to Chancellor Flora W. Tydings

For the second consecutive year, AT&T has donated $81,000 to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to enhance student training programs in Computer Information Technology, which will help address critical workforce development needs throughout Tennessee.

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Educators, economic development professionals assemble for second TNTrained class

TNTrained's second class at TCAT Murfreesboro's Smyrna Campus

Fifty-one educators and economic development professionals from state and local agencies assembled this week to launch the second class in the TNTrained program, a new initiative of the College System of Tennessee and the state departments that help recruit new jobs to Tennessee.

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Cris Perkins appointed chief development & advancement officer for College System of Tennessee

Cris Perkins, assistant vice chancellor for strategic advancement

Cris Perkins has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for strategic advancement at the College System of Tennessee, assuming responsibility for system-level development, advancement and fundraising to bolster its Student Success and Workforce Development mission.

Perkins’ work also will support the development activities at the College System’s 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

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Board approves criteria for next president of TCAT Knoxville

Signing Day at TCAT Knoxville

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved criteria for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville.

President Dwight E. Murphy is resigning as president of TCAT Knoxville effective Dec. 31. He  has served a dual role as president of TCAT Knoxville and TCAT Oneida/Huntsville for six years, and is resigning as president of the Knoxville campus only, remaining as head of the Scott County campuses.

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