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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. (WMOT)  --  It’s long been known that college graduates earn more money.  A new  study suggests earning a degree quickly may also pay off in higher earnings.

A new study by the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) says that students who earn a degree within four years make more money than those who take longer to finish.