Tennessee State University is the state’s only public historically Black college. The university also has the lowest Black student completion rate of any public four-year university in the state.
Tennessee lawmakers are now one step closer to making up for past funding issues with the state’s only public historically Black college, Tennessee State University. The state may have shorted the college upwards of $500 million.
Roughly 40% of Tennessee seniors take steps to enroll in college, but don’t follow through in the fall.
The Tennessee Board of Regents has received $130,000 in grant funding from the AT&T Foundation to divvy up among the state’s 13 community colleges. Each institution was given $10,000.
Jennifer Novo knows firsthand what the experiences are for many Latino students who choose to go to college. It isn’t just because she’s heard thousands of stories while working in higher education for the past two decades. It’s because she’s lived some of them.
To qualify for TSU’s scholarships of up to $10,000, transferring community college students have to demonstrate financial need and be fully accepted into the university, which means having at least a 2.5 grade-point average.
Nashville State Community College is trying to enroll more residents into its degree and tech programs ahead of the next school year, while hoping more students will utilize its GRAD program to take advantage of the extra financial and academic support after the pandemic.
19-year-old Hercy Miller, the son of famous music artist Master P, has already scored an endorsement deal following the NCAA’s interim rule change allowing student-athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness.
Martin Methodist College in Pulaski is now officially part of the University of Tennessee system. Starting today, it’s known as UT Southern. One challenge has been finding a way to blend the school colors of red and highlighter orange.
Tennessee’s Black and Hispanic students are far from having access to an equal education when compared to their peers. A new report from education nonprofit SCORE shows that the racial inequities seen in K-12 are also apparent in public colleges.