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Research Reports

PERC leverages research to empower institutional and government policymakers to make informed decisions related to postsecondary education in Tennessee and around the country.

Driscoll, L. G., & Benitez-Ramirez, M. (2019). A Snapshot of Tennessee Promise: Pellissippi State Community College, 2015-2018.  Knoxville, TN: Postsecondary Education Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PDF Version

Driscoll, L. G. (2019). Policy Report: Pathways to Success: How Cumberland University Increases College Access, Retention and Completion through Tennessee Promise, 2015-2018. Knoxville, TN: Postsecondary Education Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PDF Version

Driscoll, L. G. (2019). Policy Brief: Tennessee Promise Achieves 30.1% Three-Year Graduation Rate at Pellissippi State Community College. Knoxville, TN: Postsecondary Education Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PDF Version

Driscoll, L. G. (2019). Policy Brief: Tennessee Promise Contributed to a 40% Increase of Full-Time, First-Time Freshmen Enrollment at Pellissiippi State Community College. Knoxville, TN: Postsecondary Education Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PDF Version

Hovanic, M. K. (2018). University financial wellness programs: Benchmarking report for implementing a financial wellness program. Knoxville, TN: Postsecondary Education Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PDF Version

Davidson, C. T. & Biddix, J. P. (2017). University student emergency relief grants: Benchmarking report for a micro- or emergency grant program. Knoxville, TN: Postsecondary Education Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PDF Version

McMillan, S. J., Matsunaga, S., & Cheek, J. G. (2017). Growing the four-year graduation rate. Knoxville, TN: Postsecondary Education Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  PDF Version