A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
East Tennessee State
of Professional Development
in planning and implementing Conferences &Seminars,
courses, Certification Training courses, and
Mountain Writers Workshop
Dr. Anne Acker is a native of Johnson
City, TN. She has degrees from Milligan College, East Tennessee State
University, and the University of Tennessee. When she is not teaching
English courses for Tusculum College and Northeast State Community College,
she can be found at the bookstore or sightseeing in the Blue Ridge. She
likes Renaissance/Baroque music, children's books, and hot tea on rainy
Ain't just a term in football. The rates in Tennessee, and actually all over, should be better. From The Tennessean. College completion rates in Tennessee unacceptable, report says
While state efforts have helped boost college readiness and access to higher education, college completion rates remain “unacceptably low,” according to a report released Wednesday.
On average, less than 45 percent of students at Tennessee two- and four-year public colleges complete their degrees, according to Complete Tennessee’s “Room to Grow” report.
The low completion rates — Tennessee ranks 38th in the nation in public university graduation rates and 40th in community college graduation rates — could have repercussions for students and employers.
Students who don’t complete their college degrees are more likely to incur debt and have lower salaries and a lower quality of life, said Kenyetta Lovett, executive director of Complete Tennessee, a non-profit focused on increasing postsecondary access a…