EDUCATION

Sumner County has a lot to boast about in education - a community college that ranks in the to 18% of the nation's community colleges, one of the few cities in Tennessee with a residential 4-year college, and top-rated K-12 schools. Tennessee is also a national leader in innovative new programs like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Drive to 55, and Tennessee Reconnect.

4 Technical Ed Colleges within 25 Miles


There are four colleges of applied technology and a mechatronics degree-program all within 25 minutes of Gallatin. We could brag all day, and we'll be happy to answer questions, but browse through this page first to get an education overview.
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"Tennessee Promise Inspires National Trend" - Usa Today Network, February 9, 2017


Gov. Bill Haslam and his advisers like to say that Tennessee Promise changed the conversation parents and children have about going to college.
Three years after he introduced the landmark scholarship program, it's conversations in statehouses around the country that are changing, placing the Volunteer State at the center of a national movement.

In 2014, Tennessee was the only state with a wide-reaching program that offered recent high school graduates the chance to go to community college without paying tuition.

Since then, several states - including Oregon, New York and Rhode Island - have followed that example, adopting or pursuing similar programs of their own.

Experts say Tennessee's role as a trendsetter could help shape higher education policy for years as students move through the pipeline, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of the increasingly popular model. The state's move to expand tuition-free college to adult students, seems certain to keep Tennessee at the forefront of the education debate.