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Nonresident Enrollments : S-010

Policy/Guideline Area

Student Guidelines

Applicable Divisions

TCATs, Community Colleges


On March 3, 1978, the State Board of Regents approved the recommendations contained in the staff report entitled "A Report on Out-Of-State Enrollments" dated February 15, 1978. Pursuant to those approved recommendations, the following guideline is adopted for the institutions in the State Board of Regents System.


  1. Nonresident Enrollments
    1. All institutions should attempt to maintain a maximum limitation on the number of nonresident students, including foreign students, of fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) of the total number of students enrolled at the institution or any unit of the institution. 



T.C.A. § 49-8-203


March 3, 1978 TBR meeting. Revised July 1, 1984

Note: The guideline initially allowed a maximum 33.1% nonresident enrollment at TSU until 1980, at which time it became subject to the 15% to 20% maximum.