Higher Education

Tennessee State University is aiming to get more students enrolled from outside of the state. Credit: TSU Media Relations.
Funding / Higher Education / Tennessee

Tennessee Universities Try Steep Tuition Discounts To Woo More Out-Of-State Students

Several public universities in Tennessee are lowering their out-of-state tuition by almost 50 percent for a certain set of students — those who are from places up to 250 miles away.

Governor Bill Haslam's counseling program, dubbed "Advise TN," is part of the Drive to 55, which is a long-term effort to make sure that 55 percent of Tennesseans have some kind of post-secondary degree. Credit: TN Press Services.
Higher Education / Tennessee

Tennessee High Schools Must Prove ‘College-Going’ Culture To Get Counseling Help

Tennessee is launching an intensive college counseling program in 30 public high schools this fall. But officials haven’t yet said which schools will get the extra help.

Gov. Bill Haslam promoted the Tennessee Reconnect grant at TCATs across the state this spring, including at TCAT Chattanooga, pictured here. Credit: TN Photo Services.
Audio / Higher Education / Tennessee

The Real Winner Of The Tennessee Promise Enrollment Boom? Technical Colleges

Tennessee’s community colleges have been the center of attention this year while the governor’s office implemented Tennessee Promise, a free-tuition program for graduating high school seniors. But another branch of the state’s higher education system far surpasses community colleges in terms of enrollment growth: technical schools.