Published: September 11, 2012
State officials are contemplating how to attract more people to Tennessee’s community colleges, like Motlow in Smyrna. And they say one way might be to start offering on-campus housing. Right now none of the state’s 13 community colleges offers housing – which might appeal to some students with lengthy commutes. Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan compared to other states, relatively few Tennesseans use community colleges. He says dorms might fit into a broader effort to turn that around, by making community colleges feel more “collegial.