Postsecondary Outcomes at
Tennessee's Colleges & Universities 

Complete Tennessee is committed to providing up-to-date metrics on student completion for Tennessee’s postsecondary institutions. The following charts illustrate key measures of
student success: enrollment, retention, and graduation.*


Source: IPEDS, 2016

*Enrollment numbers represent undergraduate enrollment in the fall semester. Retention rates consist of full-time students that re-enrolled at the same institution as either full-time or part-time students the following academic year. Graduation rates are reported based on students that were full-time, first-time students and graduate with 150 percent of the expected graduation time (3 years for community college students and 6 years for university students). Additionally, graduation rates (150 percent) are provided based on race/ethnicity and low-income students (Pell recipients).