DEGREES & CERTIFICATES AWARDED
Summer 2018Spring 2019
THREE-YEAR GRADUATION RATE First-time, Full-time Freshmen
Service Area: Fayette and Shelby counties
2019 Highlights • Won the 2019 American Association of Community Colleges’ Community College Safety and Planning award for innovative practices and state-of-the-art training. • Awarded a U.S. Department of Education Title III grant of more than $2.1 million to close academic achievement gaps for students of color. The grant will help build on the college’s Achieving the Dream work of transforming the student experience and promoting equity. • Opened new Somerville campus site in Fayette County, in partnership with UT Martin and a Veterans Resource Center on the Macon Cove campus. • Partnered with LaunchCode, a national non-profit organization, to offer a free, part-time, 20-week computer coding class. The first-of-its-kind program in Tennessee celebrated the graduation of almost 40 participants. • Chosen to provide medical pre-apprentice machinist, metal finishers and quality assurance career pathways through The Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce. The MOVE-HIRE program provides free medical device industry training to more than 1,000 adults in the Memphis region. • Launched a new communication program in Fall 2019 offering A.A. and A.S. university-parallel degrees; launched first publicly funded A.A.S. Funeral Service Education program in Tennessee. • The Upsilon Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earned 5-star Chapter status for the second consecutive year, top seat on the Regional Office Team and Chapter of Light Award.