College Access and Success

Our reporting and data highlight the barriers to college access and success while recommending solutions to improve affordability, opportunities, and supports to help all students on their postsecondary path.

2021 Bridge to Completion report

This is the fourth in a series of reports completed in partnership between the Nashville Public Education Foundation and the Tennessee College Access and Success Network. The report analyzes MNPS graduate data to identify trends in college enrollment, persistence, and attainment. The report makes several recommendations to improve the supports and opportunities for students to succeed in college and career, with an added lens of the effects on college-going of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bridge to Completion 2020

This is the third in a series of reports that analyze college-going data of MNPS graduates and use that data to understand the barriers affecting college completion in our city and make recommendations on how to eliminate them.
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Bridge to Completion 2019

This report goes beyond 2018 report data by digging into the student pipeline across race and ethnicity and across district schools to better highlight opportunities to increase college completion.
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Bridge to Completion 2018

This report takes a look into the challenges and barriers that high school and college students face, and suggests a community effort to bring up Nashville’s college-going and college-completion rates to the national average.
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Nashville Goes To College

Nashville Goes To College is an online resource powered by First Tennessee Bank. It aims to demystify the college-going process to provide information, guidance, and support to help students consider, apply, and go to college. The site features videos and personal stories from real Metro Nashville Public Schools graduates who have made their college dreams a a reality. The site can be fully translated into Spanish.
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