1. Get students ready
Reduce the need to remedial
courses. Boost participation in early
2. Get students in
Improve mentoring and guidance. Reduce
financial barriers, especially to community
colleges and colleges of applied technology.
3. Get students out
Building on the success of the
Complete College Tennessee Act of
2010, enhance programs to increase
graduation rates. Once students get
in, they must also get out-on time and
with as little debt as possible.
Create new programs for the
900,000 to 1 million adults
with some college but no
5. Create alignment and
Ensure all state agencies, educational
institutions, and employers work
together to identify skills gaps of the
future and proactively fill them.
Furthermore, measure investments
to increase accountability and value.