tennessee higher education commission

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Tennessee’s college students were badly hurt by the recession.

Research out today from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission shows that the number of students likely to need financial aid to finish a university degree rose by nearly one-third in the five years between 2007 and 2011.

In spite of that finding, the Commission voted Thursday to recommend a new round of tuition increases for the state’s universities, community colleges and technical schools.