TN-PEARL was created in 2017 to research the effectiveness of initiatives developed under Tennessee’s “Drive to 55” campaign.
Our Featured Research
“State and federal agencies invested $51.5 billion in grant aid for college students in 2016-17, and we know from decades of research that financial aid systems can help traditional students access or complete college. We know much less about how aid interacts with non-traditional students, however, and ours is the first study we know of to examine the take-up and effects of financial aid for students attending non-degree technical colleges.”
“Can Financial Aid (Re)Connect Students To College? Evidence from Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology”, by Celeste K. Carruthers and Jilleah G. Welch.
Tennessee Should Do More To Support Students To Complete Postsecondary Education, Economic Report Finds
July 13, 2020 (SCORE)
June 30, 2020 (Results for America)
Aug. 5, 2019 (The Tennessean)
May 6, 2019 (The Brookings Institution)
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