Tennessee

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
404
Public High School Enrollment
288,954
High School CTE Concentrators
71,545
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
176,932
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
40
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
115,606
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
32,498
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
39,872
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
30

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
29,549
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
35.2%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Sarah Williams
Senior Director, College & Career Experiences
Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
Tennessee Department of Education
Funding for FY21
FY21
$28,502,865
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
No
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Through statewide advisory committees/boards
  • Aligning programs of study with career pathways
  • Shared definitions of “high skill, high-wage, in-demand”
  • Approving a common list of industry-recognized credentials
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Yes
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
15.0%
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
1.9
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$60,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
5-8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Work-based Learning
Other Program Quality Indicator
Ready Graduate Index

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
55% Attainment by 2025
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
46.8%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

Tennessee’s Ready Graduate Index is measured as the graduation rate multiplied by the percent of students:

  • Scoring 21 or higher on ACT/SAT
  • Completing four early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs)
  • Completing two EPSOs and earning industry certification in an approved program of study
  • Completing two EPSOs and scoring a state-determined score on the ASVAB