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ERIC Number: ED594450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 114
Abstractor: ERIC
Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book: 2016-2017
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda seeking to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal, and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, it is also evolving with the adoption of Governor Bill Haslam's statewide reform agenda, known as the "Drive to 55", and the recently passed FOCUS Act, which alters the governance structure of higher education by giving six universities, previously under the Tennessee Board of Regents, independent governing boards. Calendar year 2015 ushered in a new long-range plan, the 2015-2025 Master Plan for Tennessee Postsecondary Education, which sets the stage for continued transformational change in Tennessee higher education. This plan seeks to: (1) make dramatic increases in degree production and efficiency; (2) within available resources (state operating appropriations plus tuition); (3) without diminishing educational quality; (4) thereby improving community, county, and statewide postsecondary attainment; and (5) to support improvements in workforce capacity and quality as well as economic and community (i.e., workplace) development. The Master Plan and the Drive to 55 are both guiding initiatives for the Commission and set the overarching goals for higher education in Tennessee. This fact book contains tables and charts with data relevant to student participation, student success, academic and fiscal trends, outcomes funding, etc. The Fact Book is a resource for various stakeholders in higher education such as administrators, researchers, and legislators. A glossary is also included. [For the "Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book: 2015-2016," see ED572976.]
Tennessee Higher Education Commission. 404 James Robertson Parkway Suite 1900, Nashville, TN 37243. Tel: 615-741-3605; Fax: 615-741-6230; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program; Federal Direct Student Loan Program
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment