(AP) The University of Tennessee at Teterborough says it is planning to open a $100 million research facility for technology and engineering graduates at a sprawling campus in western Tennessee.
The school, known as TETERBORO, is located in the former cotton gin and is about an hour north of Nashville.
It’s one of the largest in the state, with about 5,000 students.
It’s also among the nation’s biggest.
It has an enrollment of more than 6,000, including 2,500 students in science, technology, engineering and math, according to school spokesman Steve Smith.TETERBO is one of several high-tech and engineering schools around the country where students are being turned away from school for a variety of reasons.
The reason cited was lack of affordable housing, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported in March.
The TETERS is one more in a string of universities that have recently faced criticism for enrolling students who have fallen behind academically.
Last month, Duke University, whose campus is near TETERTown, Tennessee, apologized for enrollment of students who did not have sufficient financial resources to pay for school.
In a statement, Duke said it “regrets the loss of this talented group of students.”