NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has wrapped up a series of meetings that focused on the future of the state’s higher education system.
Beginning in June, the governor held listening sessions in seven cities from Blountville in the far northeast to Memphis in the southwest. Haslam sought comment from educators, business leaders and legislators.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (ANFINSON) -- Students on college campuses across Tennessee are bracing for yet another tuition hike. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted recently to increase tuition at all of its institutions, including a 6.8 percent increase at Middle Tennessee State.
Students attending schools in the University of Tennessee system will also face sharp hikes.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees have approved tuition hikes that range from 8 percent at the Knoxville campus to 3.5 percent at the university's College of Law.
UT President Joe DiPietro told reporters after the vote Thursday that nobody wants tuition hikes, but there’s little alternative.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is making efforts to increase its graduation rate. Just over half its students are currently completing college within six years.
According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 53 percent of MTSU students who began in fall 2004 graduated by 2010. That was fourth best among the state's four-year public universities. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was tops with 67 percent. Tennessee Tech had a 55 percent graduation rate, and UT-Martin's rate was 54 percent.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessee Board of Regents has named a new President for Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. The Regents have awarded the post to Phillip Oldham.
Dr. Oldham is currently serving as provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at U.T. Chattanooga. He'll replace current TTU President Bob Bell, who plans to retire in July after 12 years as the school’s leader.
TBR Chancellor John Morgan says Oldham’s background in science is timely.