2-year, 4-year colleges set enrollment record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's state community colleges and universities set an enrollment record this fall with more than 16,000 students.

Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning said Friday that university enrollment increased five percent while community college enrollment jumped 15 percent.

Overall, he said there are 16,857 more students in TBR institutions this year compared to last fall, making the total enrollment systemwide more than 202,000.

The Regents oversee six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers.

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