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ERIC Number: ED599417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 112
Abstractor: ERIC
Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book: 2018-19
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 Fact Book includes the following performance categories and illustrative indicators: (1) Student preparation, such as admission rates, freshman class profiles, and learning support placement and success rates, by subject area; (2) Student participation, such as college-going rates, overall enrollment, and enrollment by critical student subpopulations; (3) Student progression, such as end-of-term enrollment counts, freshman-to-sophomore retention rates, the number of students passing credit hour benchmarks under the higher education funding formula and lottery scholarship renewal rates; (4) Student success and completion, such as student transfer activity and subsequent academic performance, graduation rates, time to degree, credentials awarded, and credentials awarded per one hundred (100) full-time equivalent enrolled students; (5) Workforce participation, such as labor market supply and demand, employer satisfaction survey results, job placement rates, and licensure passage rates; (6) Academic trends, such as student engagement survey results, changes to the academic program inventory, low-producing academic programs, the number and percentage of accredited programs, and the percentage of lower division instructional courses taught by full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and graduate assistants; (7) Financing trends, such as state appropriation levels and net tuition revenues,state and total subsidies per student, and degree costs; and (8) Affordability trends, such as in-state and out-of-state tuition rates, net costs of attendance, and need-based and merit-based student financial aid. [For "Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book: 2017-2018," see ED594451.]
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: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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