Tennessee Independent Colleges
and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee

Proportions of 1st Generation and Low-Income Students
Who Complete Bachelor's Degrees
in 48 Months or Less by Sector


First-Generation and Low-Income Students who attend private, non-profit institutions are more likely to complete a bachelor's degree in 48 months or less than those attending a public institution according to a report recently released by the Council of Independent Colleges entitled Expanding Access and Opportunity.

Source:  Council of Independent Colleges, 2015, "Expanding Access and Opportunity: How Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges Serve First-Generation and Low-Income Students."

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts from the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association highlighting the impact of our 34 member campuses. We hope that you will find this information helpful.

Previous TICUA Facts are available on the TICUA website: http://www.ticua.org/research/TICUA_Facts

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