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.
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.
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.