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TICUA Publications

TICUA publishes a variety of publications each year to raise awareness of private higher education in Tennessee.  All of these publications are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee: January 2018 [.PDF]

This annual publication highlights the benefits of independent higher education in Tennessee. This report reflects the contributions of private colleges and universities to the State, the communities, and the students and families these institutions serve. In addition, detailed information on each of our members is included in this report.


Previous reports: [2017[2016][2015][2014][2013][2012] [2011] [2010] [2009] [2008][2007] [2006] [2005] [2004]



Securing Tennessee’s Future Policy Paper Series

This report series addresses important policy issues impacting the future of higher education in Tennessee.

Reports in this series include:

Adult College Student Choice: Individual and Institutional Factors that Influence Students - May 2017

Understanding College Success at TICUA Member Institutions: A Path Analysis of High School Indicators and Demographic Factors by Pell Grant Status - November 2016

A Study of the Best Practices of Colleges and Universities for Veteran Recruitment and Retention: December 2015

< style="font-size: 14px;">Perceptions of Preparedness of Novice Teachers from Alternative and Traditional Licensing Programs - November 2013

Learning from Closed Institutions: Indicators of Risk for Small Private Colleges and Universities - July 2013 (502KB - .PDF)


Characteristics Fall 2017: The Fact Book on Tennessee's Private Colleges and Universities [.PDF]

This annual publication highlights the trends in student participation, affordability and degree completion for TICUA member institutions.

(Due to the large file sizes - you may want to right-click on the links and choose 'Save As' and save the files to your local computer before opening)


Previous reports: [Fall 2016] [Fall 2015[Fall 2014] [Fall 2013] [Fall 2012] [Fall 2011] [Fall 2010] [Fall 2009] [Fall 2008] [Spring 2008] [2007] [2006] [Addendum to 2006 Hard Copy] [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002]


Alternative Academic Programs Report: Fall 2014 [.PDF]

This report reflects the results of an alternative academic programs survey conducted on TICUA member campuses in spring/summer 2014. This study includes data on off-site and satellite campus, online and hybrid programs, dual enrollment, dual education, transfer programs, prior learning experiences, experiential education, adult completion programs and other programs that are alternatives to the traditional undergraduate classroom experience.




Overview of the 2016-17 Lottery Recipients: Fall 2017 [.PDF]


TICUA's yearly study highlights the trends in participation and scholarship retention in the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) program by students attending member institutions. 

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