NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennesseans looking to attend a two-year public community college are getting some assistance.
Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday held a ceremonial bill signing at Chattanooga State Community College for a measure that establishes an endowment of at least $35 million through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for need-based students.
The bill was part of the governor's legislative agenda this year. It is a component of his "Drive to 55" initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with at least a two-year college degree or certificate.
Currently, 32 percent of Tennesseans have a two-year degree or higher, and Haslam's goal is to raise that number to 55 percent by 2025.
Haslam officially signed the bill in April.
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