About Complete Tennessee

Complete Tennessee is a nonprofit 501(c)3 education advocacy organization focused on increasing postsecondary access and completion in Tennessee. 

Complete Tennessee advocates for students and communities by supporting increased postsecondary access and completion.

Complete Tennessee believes every Tennessean deserves the opportunity to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate that leads to increased economic mobility, community engagement and a better quality of life.



Community engagement and investment is critical to promoting postsecondary access and completion. Complete Tennessee partners with county leaders across the state to examine the unique challenges facing students and communities and craft targeted strategies to help raise college achievement rates and meet local workforce demands.

Advocacy & Accountability

Promoting increased graduation rates and postsecondary attainment cannot come without a better understanding of Tennessee’s higher education system. Complete Tennessee researches completion challenges, examines equity gaps and reports annually on institutional challenges and successes.

Leadership Development

Building community advocates and promoting local accountability is critical to our shared goal of increasing graduation rates. Complete Tennessee develops leadership programs to inspire more local higher education champions, foster innovation and promote statewide collaboration.


Annual Reports