By 2025, 55 percent of Tennesseans will require
some type of degree beyond high school to get
a job in Tennessee. Currently, only 32 percent of
Tennesseans have some type of postsecondary
degree or certificate.
A recent study found that 81 percent of
Tennessee adults would feel a sense of personal
accomplishment by earning a college degree,
and 71 percent of Tennessee adults believe it
would make them a good role model for their
Between providing for a family, working a job,
and paying bills; returning to college can often
seem like an unrealistic option for adults.
Tennessee Reconnect is Governor Bill Haslam's
initiative to help adults enter higher education so
that they may gain new skills , advance in the
workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of
completing a degree or credential.