Study: Tennessee Promise Students Likely to SucceedSeptember 22, 2017 |
by Adam Tamburin
Students using Tennessee’s free community college scholarship are significantly more likely to succeed in college than their peers outside the program, according to data released Thursday.
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 recent high school graduates outside of Tennessee Promise had done the same — a difference of 17 percentage points.