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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 Board of Regents and the College System of Tennessee thank UT President Joe DiPietro for his years of service to UT and Tennesseans

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings’ statement today regarding UT President Joe DiPietro’s retirement announcement:

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Board of Regents Audit Committee and committee chairs to meet Sept. 11

Tennessee Board of Regents

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s six standing committees will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, to review a number of items in advance of the full Board’s next quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28.

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Search Advisory Committee for next president of TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville meets Sept. 5

TCAT Knoxville celebrates TN Reconnect

The Search Advisory Committee assisting in the search for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville will hold its orientation meeting and public forum Sept. 5 at the college.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Building A, Conference Room A, at the TCAT Knoxville main campus, 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville. The meeting will open with a forum in which members of the public and college community can express their views about the search and the characteristics and skills the next president should have. 

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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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