Knox Promise and Nashville Grad: An Early Look at College Outcomes

Author: Celeste K. Carruthers, William F. Fox, Diego Guerrero, Emily Pratt

Publication Date: October 27, 2023

Knox Promise provides coaching and need-based financial aid to Knox County high school graduates who enroll in community and technical colleges as Tennessee Promise students. Nashville GRAD is a similar program for Davidson County students enrolling in Nashville State Community College and TCAT Nashville. In this report, we review college persistence, credit completion, and grade point averages for the first two cohorts of students participating in Knox Promise and Nashville GRAD. Available data allow us to summarize these outcomes for their first 1-2 years of college.