Tennessee’s community colleges were expecting an increase in enrollment as people struggled to find work this fall. So it came as a surprise when high education leaders saw a 11.5% decrease in students compared to last year.
Listen Jim Bare never used to spend his Friday nights working on math. Now, he does it willingly — often with the rest of his family. In September, Jim, 65, signed up for his first semester of Volunteer State Community College under the Tennessee Reconnect program. His daughter also enrolled there. So did her husband. […]
Listen Nashville is launching a new scholarship to make higher education completely free for many students. It’s one of the first local government efforts in the nation to target non-tuition expenses, and it will help students at two colleges in Nashville beginning fall 2019.
Listen Community colleges in Tennessee are likely to see an influx of adult students as they start classes in the coming days, thanks to the official rollout of the Tennessee Reconnect grant. Higher education officials say the number of adult learners at some colleges could increase by 50 or 60 percent.