Tennesseans are working toward the goal of equipping 55 percent of the state’s citizens with a college degree or certificate by 2025.

As part of that effort, Complete Tennessee is advocating for increased post-secondary access and completion.  We believe every Tennessean deserves the chance to earn a degree that will open the doors to increased economic mobility, enhanced community engagement
and a better quality of life. 

Though Tennessee has made impressive progress in improving higher education access and outcomes, concerning gaps in student success highlight the need for continued focus.

Our second annual State of Higher Education in Tennessee report offers a comprehensive look at the higher education landscape and highlights both the progress and pitfalls facing the state’s postsecondary system. Read more about these opportunities in Beneath the Surface: The State of Higher Education in Tennessee.

Our Vision

Every Tennessean has the opportunity to earn a postsecondary degree that leads to increased economic mobility, community engagement and quality of life.

Our Mission

Complete Tennessee advocates for students and communities by supporting increased postsecondary access and completion.

Our Goal

Tennessee reaches at least 55 percent postsecondary access and completion.