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Community college enrollment jumps under Tennessee Promise

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Many of Tennessee’s 13 community colleges are reporting larger classes this fall and administrators are crediting the state’s new Tennessee Promise scholarship program.

The Tennessean reports that the community colleges are seeing an average 6 percent jump in the number of full-time students this year. That’s according to a census taken last week during the third week of classes.

Administrators say the statistic is significant because full-time students are more likely to complete their degrees.

Tennessee Promise Executive Director Mike Krause says it is too early to determine how much of the growth was driven by the scholarship program.

Krause says he expects between 16,000 and 18,000 Tennessee Promise students to enroll this year for classes next year.