The Tennessee Board of Regents system is the primary vehicle for higher education access in Tennessee. Our vision is a Tennessee population and workforce with the knowledge and skills to be competitive in the world economy. The Regents system, both as a set of forty-six individual institutions and as a collaborating and integrated system of education, seeks to raise the education and skill levels in Tennessee through quality programs and services, efficiently delivered.
To address this mission, TBR operates three types of institutions:
- universities, offering four-year and graduate degrees;
- community colleges, offering two-year degrees and technical certificates; and
- colleges of applied technology, offering technical certificates and diplomas.