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Higher Education in Tennessee:Current Landscape and EmergingChallengesMike KrauseBradley Arant Boult Cummings,LLP

TN Higher Ed StructureTHECUniversity ofTennesseeSystemUT ChattanoogaUT KnoxvilleTennesseeBoard ofRegentsLocally GovernedInstitutionsUT MartinUT Health Science CenterUT Space InstituteInstitute for AgricultureInstitute for Public Service51,645studentsAustin Peay State UniversityEast Tennessee State UniversityMiddle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee State UniversityTennessee Tech UniversityUniversity of Memphis87,510studentsChattanooga State CCCleveland State CCColumbia State CCDyersburg State CCJackson State CCMotlow State CCNashville State CCNortheast State CCPellissippi State CCRoane State CCSouthwest Tennessee CCVolunteer State CCWalters State CC108,439studentsTCAT - AthensTCAT - ChattanoogaTCAT - CovingtonTCAT - CrossvilleTCAT - CrumpTCAT - DicksonTCAT - ElizabethtonTCAT - HarrimanTCAT - HartsvilleTCAT - HohenwaldTCAT - JacksboroTCAT - JacksonTCAT - KnoxvilleTCAT - LivingstonTCAT - McKenzieTCAT - McMinnvilleTCAT - MemphisTCAT - MorristownTCAT - MurfreesboroTCAT - NashvilleTCAT - NewbernTCAT - OneidaTCAT - ParisTCAT - PulaskiTCAT - RipleyTCAT - ShelbyvilleTCAT - Whiteville

TN higher education is a massive enterpriseFinancial AidState Operating Support 2B total recurring state appropriations 200M capital outlay and maintenanceLottery Scholarship Programs 356.3M to 132,560 studentsNeed-based Aid 106.4M to 62,267 studentsInfrastructure64.4M gross square feet of space

Tennessee is a financial aid leader

Higher ed funding in TN has never recoveredfrom the Great Recession(ARRA and MOE)/FTETuition and Fees/FTEState Appropriations/FTE 21,000 19,500 18,000 16,500 15,000 13,500 12,000 10,500 9,000 7,500 6,000 4,500 3,000 112011-12201220 1313-120 414-152015-162016-172017-182018-19 0

A decade of reformComplete CollegeTennessee Act of 2010 Instituted nation’s first100% outcomes-basedFunding model Established TennesseeTransfer Pathways Initial stages of unifiedcommunity collegeoperatingstructure

Outcomes-based funding structureWeights Based on Institutional MissionStudent Progression: 30 Credit HoursStudent Progression: 60 Credit HoursStudent Progression: 90 Credit HoursBachelors DegreesMasters DegreesDoctoral/Law DegreesResearch/Grant FundingDegrees per 100 FTEGraduation RateUTMAPSU4.0%3.0%6.0%4.5%10.0%7.5%30.0% 27.5%15.0% 20.0%0.0%0.0%5.0% 10.0%10.0% 17.5%20.0% .0%15.0%100%Bachelors degrees; littleresearch/doctoral degreesUTCMTSU ETSU4.0%3.0%6.0%6.0%4.5%7.5%10.0%7.5%9.0%25.0% 22.5% 20.0%10.0% 20.0% 15.0%5.0%7.5% 15.0%10.0% 10.0% 10.0%15.0% 10.0%7.5%15.0% 15.0% 7.5%15.0%100%Extensive doctoral degreesand emphasis on research

A decade of reformThe Drive to 55 Set state attainment goalat 55% by 2025 Created Tennessee Promiseand Tennessee Reconnect Placed higher education at thethe center of state economicdevelopment policy

A decade of reformThe FOCUS Act Landmark higher educationgovernance overhaul Created ETSU Board of Trustees Delegated substantial powers toUniversities, while giving THECsignificant coordinating authority

Three challenges for state universities in Tennessee:1) The higher education marketplace is crowded .

Three challenges for state universities in Tennessee: .and faces a diminishing pool of prospects.

Three challenges for state universities in Tennessee:2) Online education is moving from complimentary toprimary.

Three challenges for state universities in Tennessee:3) Higher Education is increasingly NOT viewed as a singular,early adulthood experience

Mike KrauseSenior [email protected]

Outcomes-based funding structure Weights Based on Institutional Mission UTM APSU TTU UTC MTSU ETSU TSU UM UTK Student Progression: 30