Keeping the Promise of Tuition-Free College

Wednesday, March 8
4:30PM - 5:00PM
JW Marriott - Griffin Hall

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Ashley Suhler
College Forward - Dir

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Jackie Hartmann
tnAchieves - Dir of Operations

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Rodney White
The Acceleration Agency - Founder and CEO

Summary

Two thirds of Tennessee students never complete a postsecondary degree. College Forward and tnAchieves are tackling that statistic head-on, pairing the best of the edtech and nonprofit sectors to implement the nation’s first statewide tuition-free community college program, Tennessee Promise. With 16,000 students participating, college enrollment and persistence rates have already increased, and the program expects to serve 90,000+ students by next year. As more states adopt tuition-free measures of their own, this collaboration showcases how to implement policy effectively, scale quickly, and ensure the promise of free community college remains accessible to the students who need it most.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Higher Ed Talk
Track:
Data
Tags:
student success community college data

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