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Institution Quality

The quality of an institution is best defined by its students, faculty, and programs. This page reviews Tennessee Board of Regents institution data in these three areas. This analysis begins with an examination of ACT scores for entering freshmen. Next the summary examines the quality of TBR faculty and students graduating from various degree programs. The summary of institution quality concludes by examining the ability of the system to graduate students who are experts in their area and are able to find employment. To view more information, click on one of the charts or view a summary report on institution quality.

Quality of Incoming Students
The quality of incoming students can be measured by examining trends in average ACT scores and high school grade point averages.

Average Freshmen ACT Score: Fall 2008

TBR institutions graduate students in a variety of fields and at several degree levels, as demonstrated by this chart of degrees from 2007-08.

Degrees Awarded: 2007-2008

Faculty Status
TBR institutions hire both full-time and part-time faculty, though part-time faculty make up less of the faculty at universities.

Faculty Status: Fall 2008

Faculty Salary
The ability of the Board of Regents to attract quality faculty is dependent on their salary in Tennessee as compared to other states.

TBR System Average Faculty Salary: Fall 2008

Licensure Exams
Students in certain majors such as teaching, nursing, and engineering must pass licensure exams in order to practice in their field.

Teacher Licensure Exam: 2006

Job Placement
The community colleges and technology centers track the job placement of their former students as a part of performance funding reporting.

2-Year Job Placement: 2006 Graduates

Tennessee Board of Regents
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1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 350
Nashville, Tennessee 37217