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Tennessee Technological University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Tennessee Technological University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Tennessee Technological University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Tennessee Technological University was awarded 27 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general engineering technology.

Overall Quality

Tennessee Tech University is ranked #657 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Tennessee Tech University is also ranked #11 out of 42 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Tennessee Tech University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Tennessee Technological University is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to Tennessee Tech University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Tennessee Technological University  ( 500 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Tennessee Technological University  ( 510 to 620 )
Tennessee Tech University received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Tennessee Technological University  ( 21 to 28 )

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Tennessee Technological University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Tennessee Technological University is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Tennessee Technological University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tennessee Technological University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Tennessee Technological University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Tennessee Tech University is 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Tennessee Tech University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,957 undergraduates at Tennessee Tech University with 8,004 being full-time and 953 being part-time.

Tennessee Tech University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Tennessee Tech University is 39.34 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  39.34 out of 100
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How Much Does Tennessee Technological University Cost?

The overall average net price of Tennessee Tech University is $16,321. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Tennessee Tech University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,698 $14,064 $18,003 $19,896 $19,543

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Tennessee Tech University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Tennessee Tech University, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $5,892 a year. That adds up to $23,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tennessee Tech University is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Tennessee Tech University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Tech University make about $40,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Tennessee Technological University make the most money.

Location of Tennessee Technological University

Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, Tennessee Technological University is a public institution. Cookeville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Tennessee Technological University

Contact details for Tennessee Tech University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
Phone: 931-372-3101

Tennessee Technological University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Tennessee Technological University. Of these students, 2,248 received undergraduate degrees and 384 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 238 $35,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 205 $33,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 155 $27,200
Mechanical Engineering 150 $64,200
General Biology 138 $22,900
Nursing 132 $51,300
Health & Physical Education 92 $22,800
Marketing 89 $36,400
Computer Science 84 $57,000
General Engineering Technology 74 $58,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Tennessee Technological University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Tennessee Tech University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 7,123 students took at least one online class at Tennessee Technological University. This is a decrease from the 7,189 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,123 801
2016-2017 7,189 775
2015-2016 6,128 703
2014-2015 6,633 734
2013-2014 6,789 671

Learn more about online learning at Tennessee Technological University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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