Knox Promise: College Persistence and Completion for the First Three Cohorts

Author: Celeste K. Carruthers, 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. In this report, we review college persistence and credential completion for the first three cohorts of students participating in Knox Promise. These students entered college in fall 2019, 2020, and 2021, navigating different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to and from largely online learning. Available data allow us to summarize enrollment and completion up to 3 years after they started college.