As Tennessee continues to make investments to educate students, conduct research, improve the economy and quality of life of state residents, and prepare students for the work force, the question arises: How much does Tennessee's economy benefit from the Tennessee higher education graduates working in the state? The Boyd Center, under an agreement with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and with the cooperation of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, has undertaken research to answer this and other related questions. This aim of this project is to provide key information that may be used to understand and assess the returns to Tennessee from investments in higher education.
Check here for future reports on trends and earnings based on the higher education system and institution, key majors, students' race and sex and lottery scholarship status.
revised: April 1, 2016
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