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  • Inaugural Class of Tennessee Innovation and Leadership Fellows Selected

    Monday, September 09, 2019 | 09:42am

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that it has selected 15 individuals in its inaugural cohort of the Tennessee Higher Education Leadership and Innovation Fellows program. This cohort-based professional development program is designed to develop the next generation of enterprise leaders in higher education.

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  • Possible Exposure to Student Information Reported

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 04:00pm

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the Department of Education have been notified that Graduation Alliance, a state vendor providing data and web hosting services, encountered a potential incident of unauthorized entry to servers that contained some Tennessee student information.

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  • Tennessee Higher Education Enrollment Increases for the Third Consecutive Year

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 08:36am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) released college enrollment data for the fall 2018 semester, indicating that 221,775 students across the state enrolled in community colleges and public universities for the 2018-2019 academic year. This marks the third consecutive year that postsecondary enrollment has grown across the state, and an increase of 1,656 additional students compared to fall 2017.

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  • THEC Awards Veterans Reconnect Grants to Tennessee Colleges for Military Pathway Pilot Project

    Friday, September 21, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that three universities in Tennessee will receive funding and program support through additional Veteran Reconnect Grant awards to assist veterans and service members in their pursuit of college degrees. Austin Peay State University, Fisk University, and Tennessee Technological University will join 14 colleges and universities who received Veterans Reconnect Grants in for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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  • THEC Awards Veterans Reconnect Grants to Tennessee Colleges

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 | 08:00am

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that 14 colleges and universities in Tennessee will receive funding and program support through the Veteran Reconnect Grant to assist veterans and service members in their pursuit of college degrees.

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  • Tennessee Announces $11.68 Million in Awards for GEAR UP TN College Readiness Grants

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 09:14am

    NASHVILLE – Students in 15 Tennessee counties will benefit from over $11.68 million in funding to support college access and success efforts thanks to a federal grant. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, which aims to increase the number of low-income students in Tennessee who are accessing and succeeding in higher education. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission, which secured the federal grant, announced the communities that will be a part of Tennessee’s GEAR UP project, GEAR UP TN, following a competitive selection process.

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  • Tennessee Receives $24.5 Million to Boost College Access Statewide

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 03:08pm

    NASHVILLE – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Tennessee Higher Education Commission a $24.5 million grant to increase the number of low-income students in Tennessee who are accessing and succeeding in higher education. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant will provide Tennessee $3.5 million in resources annually over seven years.

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  • THEC Awards Third Year of Tennessee Promise Forward Grants to Community Colleges

    Thursday, September 07, 2017 | 12:14pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has awarded nearly $800,000 in Tennessee Promise Forward grants to five community colleges to develop and expand innovative student success and retention programs. Through the grants, community colleges will provide academic, advising, and community partnership programs to enable more Tennessee Promise students to earn a post-secondary credential.

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  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission Elects New Officers

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 12:43pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today elected two new officers during the quarterly meeting. Mr. Vernon Stafford was elected Vice-Chair for West Tennessee, and Ms. Mintha Roach was elected Vice-Chair for East Tennessee.

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