Establish, govern, manage, and control the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. The Board of Regents views itself as the responsible agency for the purposes and proposals of the System subject only to legislatively mandated review.
Develop a system organization that will provide coordination of the system of institutions while at the same time preserving the unique qualities, integrity, and regional and community relationships of each of the institutions.
Provide essential centralized services and uniform procedures which will increase the individual effectiveness and improve operations of each of the institutions of the system.
Increase the ability of the institutions and the System to compete and account for state appropriations, while providing more efficient utilization of state resources provided for their support.
Assure more effective lay and public direction and system policy guidance thus preserving citizens' control of postsecondary education in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is one of the nation's largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions.
The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world.
The Tennessee board of Regents does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the Board. Full Non-Discrimination Policy.