Report: Tennessee’s Free Tuition Not Enough to Close Gap

Tennessee is set to become the first state to offer free community college to all adults, but a new report shows free tuition alone is not enough to encourage many Tennessee students to attend college.

The state-wide study, outlined by the nonprofit group Complete TN, based its findings off conversations with education leaders at nine round-table discussions. It cites transportation issues, “inflexible class schedules” and a lack of institutional support as some reasons why students may still not attend college.

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