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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tennessee Promise is helping students
Tennessee Promise students at community colleges and technical schools are more likely to finish school than their peers outside the program. Fifty-six percent of Tennessee Promise students who entered college in 2015, the program's first year, had graduated, transferred to a four-year university or remained in school two years later. Only 39 percent of high school graduates who were not Tennessee Promise recipients, had graduated on gone on to a four year school.. The Tennessee Board of Regents released the statistics. Tennessee Promise was the first in the nation to offer nearly every graduating high school senior in a state the chance to go to college or a technical school tuition-free. But the program hasn't solved all the problems.....44 percent of the first Tennessee Promise class, or more than 5,800 students, dropped out of college without a degree. That compares to sixty-one percent of non-Promise students who went from high school to community college in 2015 and dropped out. Under the Tennessee Promise program students must enroll in college full-time, rather than taking one or two classes, and are required to participate in mentoring and community service.

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