Tennessee Promise

Office of Student Retention and Graduation


The mission of Retention & Student Success is to offer innovative, student-centered support systems in Advising, Academic Support, Career Services, Testing Services, Counseling Services, and Student Development which will aid in increased retention and student success rates for the College. Retention & Student Success provides intentional focus for the entire College in developing, implementing, monitoring, and assessing student retention and success initiatives aligned with the College mission “to provide the citizens of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region with a high quality and affordable post-secondary education that prepares them for associate degrees, future educational opportunities, and successful employment.” Special emphasis on data-driven decision making in full support of the Achieving the Dream agenda to Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset Southwest is primary and integral to the transformational work of Southwest Tennessee Community College.


  • Commitment
  • Competency
  • Cultural Transformation

Student Persistence and Retention Support