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The Northeast State Honors Institute, Northeast State's academic honors program, holds as its central purpose and philosophy the stimulation and encouragement of academic excellence and intellectual growth. It strives to bring together dedicated faculty and highly motivated students who share a commitment to the finest qualities of scholarship. The program is open to new and currently enrolled students who meet eligibility requirements.

Northeast State Honors provides you with the opportunity to do advanced work in smaller class sections. Honors assignments encourage in-depth and complex analysis, thereby allowing you to realize your passion for learning. The honors faculty at Northeast State will meet you where you are intellectually and challenge you to grow in unexpected ways. They will often try out new readings and new assignments in honors classes, leading to discussions, projects, and essays that take honors students to surprising places. 

Honors Education is a high impact practice, a pedagogical approach which has unusually positive effects on student engagement in educationally purposeful behavior (Kuh, 2010). Take a look at TBR's Honors Education video featuring our own Tabetha Garman, Northeast State Honors history faculty and TBR Honors HIP ambassador, and Bryan Kirk, 2022 Honors Program graduate and 2022 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship award recipient.


As a Northeast State honors student, you will join a learning community consisting of students from a variety of majors who want to get the most they can from each class meeting. They read with care, ask questions, and have their own ideas. They catch mistakes and learn from each other.

If you are ready to channel your passion and get the most out of your education, Northeast State’s Honors will provide you with an extraordinary honors education. 

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.