ERIC Number: ED447885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report Card, December 1997.
Tennessee State Board of Regents, Nashville.
The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) report is a compilation of accountability indicators, including student learning, academic programs, faculty productivity, and financial accountability. According to the December 1997 data, 91% of students enrolled in TBR universities or two-year institutions said they were "very satisfied" or "Satisfied" with the education they were receiving. Forty-two percent of TBR university students graduate within six years of enrolling. Private Gifts to TBR universities and two-year institutions have increased steadily over the past five years. Over 50% of TBR students receive financial aid. Financial aid awards to TBR students amounted to $314,975,105 in 1996-97, adding over one quarter of a billion dollars to Tennessee's economy. Ninety-two percent of career program graduates of two-year institutions were employed within 3 months of graduation in jobs related to their degree. Ninety-one percent of Tennessee Technology Center graduates were placed in related employment. On standardized tests of core knowledge and skills, TBR students perform as well as students nationally. Over 22,400 students earned a degree, certificate, or diploma in the 1996-97 school year. Ninety-eight percent of the TBR programs eligible for national accreditation have received accreditation. TBR institutions are serving 40,000 more students in 1997 than in 1987 with a staff increase of 2,300. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Board of Regents, Nashville.