The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is the state's coordinating agency for higher education. Guided by the Public Agenda for Tennessee Higher Education, THEC oversees an array of finance, academic, research and consumer protection initiatives that promote student success and support the State's completion agenda for postsecondary education. THEC actively seeks to develop policy recommendations, programmatic initiatives, and partnerships that increase educational attainment in the state while improving higher education access and success for all Tennesseans.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission presents the Economic Success Metrics project, a dashboard useful to higher education leaders, policymakers, and consumers. This web-based tool provides information on recent Tennessee public college and university graduates' outcomes in the state labor market. Graduate data are from the THEC Student Information System, and employment data come from Unemployment Insurance wage records maintained by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Users can search for information by institution or by area of study, then further disaggregate these basic search criteria by degree level.
THEC expresses its sincere gratitude to Brian Douglas of the Center for Business & Economic Research at UT-Knoxville for his role in providing the data for this project.