MTSU Partners with KIPP Charter Schools to Increase College Completion Rates

KIPP Nashville and KIPP Memphis are partnering with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to increase the number of students from underrepresented communities that earn a college degree.

In partnering with KIPP, MTSU hopes to recruit and enroll 10 qualified KIPP alumni each year. Through the partnership, MTSU will provide KIPP students with assistance navigating financial aid, work to build a peer support network and offer opportunities for early exposure to the university.

“We are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with MTSU,” Emily Blatter, Director of KIPP Through College at KIPP Nashville, said. “The reality is that less than 10 percent of students from low-income communities earn college degrees. The KTC program is designed to support our students as they make the journey to and through college, but we can’t do it alone. That’s why partnerships, like the one we’re celebrating with MTSU, are so important.”


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