TICUA is pleased to present Characteristics: The Fact Book on Tennessee’s Independent Colleges and Universities
. This eighteenth edition of the report highlights trends in student participation, affordability, and degree completion for our member institutions and their students through the 2019 fall semester.
TICUA’s 34 member colleges and universities educate over 81,000 students from across the state, throughout the country, and around the world. The member institutions enrolled 26% of the students in Tennessee, but awarded 33% of all degrees in the State.
Divided into four distinct sections, this document provides a one-year snapshot of students and employees, trends over time, and comparisons of the independent educational sector to public education in Tennessee. Two appendices extend a detailed picture of each of the member campuses.
We hope that Characteristics Fall 2019 is informative for you. Together these sections are intended to inform campus, business, and government leaders who provide direction for higher education policy at the institution, local, state, and federal levels.