Tennessee College Access & Success Network

Tn College Access & Success Network

Removing barriers to higher education. For all.


Advocating for equity in college access and success since 2010. 

Driven by the mission to increase the number of students completing post-secondary opportunities, the Tennessee College Access and Success Network aims to establish a college-going culture in communities. TCASN staff work to remove barriers to higher education, promote college persistence, and increase post-secondary completion rates for all. TCASN accomplishes such efforts by connecting education and community leaders, expanding and creating college access and success programs, advocating for policies that increase access and completion; and promoting professional education and information sharing around the college process. 

Current Projects

The talentED Project

Built in partnership with UBS and Discovery Education, The TalentED Project provides an innovative technology solution, free for all users, that connects college admissions and college access professionals to increase the recruitment of high-potential, lower-income, first generation college-goers nationwide. 

What's Next

Created for Opportunity Now, a youth employment initiative spearheaded by the office of Nashville’s Mayor, Megan Barry, What's Next is a curriculum designed by TCASN to reduce the incidence of summer melt and prepare high school graduates to successfully begin college the fall semester after high school. The What's Next curriculum can be customized to local contexts. 

The college access Project

The College Access Project (CAP) is an innovative professional learning tool for any college access professional. Created in partnership with the Ayers Institute, this online course equips college access leaders to be agents of change in their schools and communities. 


Created in partnership with the Ayers Institute, Preparing Adults for the Transition to Higher Education (PATH) is a self-directed online course that provides support and resources to professionals who may work with adults who are enrolling or re-enrolling in higher education in order to complete their degree.


TCASN produces a number of free webinars for educators around topics pertinent to college access and success. 

Upcoming Webinars
Library of Past Recordings

White Papers

We compile and translate research in the college access and success space with the goal of making promising practices that help remove barriers for students actionable for educators and policy makers. 

College-going and College Choice: An Occasional Paper on Student Decision-Making

Realizing Potential: A White Paper on College Student Undermatching