Postsecondary Educational Resources

Career Information

Career One Stop
Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
College and Career Readiness and Success Center
This website offers assistance to students in acquiring information about the knowledge and skills needed, and opportunities available as they prepare for college and career readiness and success.
The Kuder Career Planning System has become the solution of choice for individuals around the world when it comes to identifying their interests, exploring their options, and planning for career success.
Quintessential Careers
Quintessential Careers is the ultimate career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type) make this site a comprehensive resource for all.
Tennessee Career Center Locations
This link provides resources to identify the location of the nearest TN Career Center. These sites are valuable resources in finding local job availability as well as the skills needed in order to successfully apply for them.
Tennessee Electronic Library
The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that can accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. It provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more!
U.S. Census Bureau on Educational Attainment
Information on educational attainment is collected annually through surveys as well as in the census reports. This is the place to gather specific details on education, average income of educational attainment levels or your specific region's educational attainment.
Vocational Informational Center
Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market within the Vocational Information Center.

Postsecondary Preparation Information

College Cost Calculator
Use this website to calculate how much college costs.
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Your source for information about financing your college education in the state of Tennessee – including Lottery scholarship funds!
A financial aid checklist beginning with the junior year in high school. FinancialAidNews is an e-publication with information about financing a college education. The site includes information about scholarships, saving for college, and filling out FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Know How 2 Go
Young people in all socio-economic groups have college aspirations. In fact, eight out of 10 expect to attain a bachelor's degree or higher, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But despite their aspirations, low-income students and those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education are severely underrepresented on college campuses. Studies show these students often lack the guidance they need to prepare for postsecondary education. In order to turn these students' college dreams into action-oriented goals, the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council launched the KnowHow2GO campaign in January 2007.
Tennessee Scholars Program
Tennessee Scholars is an educational initiative and is part of the National State Scholars Initiative. The Tennessee Scholars program is endorsed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee, the United States Department of Vocational and Adult Education, and many other educational, workforce development, and economic development entities as an exemplary educational and workforce development initiative that has proven success. It is part of the National State Scholars Initiative that includes over 20 states.
tnAchieves partners with the TN Promise Scholarship in 85 of the 95 counties in Tennessee to increase higher education opportunities for Tennessee high school students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance.  This website provides information about TN Promise and its requirements.

Postsecondary Education Information

Appalachian Regional Commission on Education and Training
Education and training are driving forces behind Appalachia's economic growth, preparing students and workers to compete successfully in the world economy. Look here for information and resources to help your community strengthen its education and training systems.
College for Tennessee
A website that provides powerful planning tools to help make your path to college a clear and easy one.
College Navigator
A great college resource provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Educational Sciences.
College Toolkit
This site provides information about careers, colleges, financial aid and articles about post-secondary education. The site also provides an education value calculator – which quantifies the need and financial value of continuing education beyond the high school years.
Tennessee Board of Regents
The Tennessee Board of Regents offers many resources including campus links for Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges as well as Universities. This site will provides information for regional educational opportunities.
Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association
This resource provides users with a list of associated private colleges and universities across the state. It also provides links for scholarships and grants for these institutions.
University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee website provides access to all of the UT campuses and programs as well as specific institutes providing unique educational opportunities.