Tennessee Reconnect


The Tennessee Reconnect program helps more adults attend a community college or technical college and complete a postsecondary degree or credential, tuition-free.

All Tennessee adults who do not already have an associate or bachelor degree are eligible to attend community college or technical college tuition-free starting in the fall of 2018.

Tennessee Reconnect is a strategic component to achieving goals of the Drive to 55. At least half the jobs in our state will require some post secondary education by 2025— and attracting future employers depends on a highly-skilled workforce.

While our state is making great strides in increasing the number of high school students who enroll in college, we cannot meet the full job market demands without engaging and supporting more adult learners. Tennessee is the first state in the nation to offer tuition-free community or technical college to adults.

The Drive to 55 Alliance is helping lead the charge for Tennessee Reconnect through increased private-sector awareness, ownership and support for the long term steps to prepare our workforce and state for the future.