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Tennessee Technological University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Tennessee Technological University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Tennessee Technological University Ranked?

2020 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 19 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

Tennessee Tech University landed the #686 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Tennessee Tech University held the #725 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Tennessee Tech University is also ranked #10 out of 45 schools in Tennessee.

See all of the rankings for Tennessee Technological University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Tennessee Tech University?

Acceptance Rate

Tennessee Technological University has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Tennessee Tech University.

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 is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Tennessee Technological University, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much 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 9,365 undergraduates at Tennessee Tech University with 8,259 being full-time and 1,106 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 30.49 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  30.49 out of 100
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How Much Does Tennessee Technological University Cost?

The overall average net price of Tennessee Tech University is $14,813. 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 +
$11,271 $12,540 $16,384 $18,429 $18,676

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Tennessee Tech University, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $5,383 a year. That adds up to $21,532 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tennessee Tech University is 4.6%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Tennessee Tech University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,500 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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

Tennessee Technological University is a public institution situated in Cookeville, Tennessee. The surrounding location of Cookeville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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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 2017-2018 academic year, students from 41 majors graduated from Tennessee Technological University. Of these students, 2,185 received undergraduate degrees and 352 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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 230 $33,700
Mechanical Engineering 179 $64,200
Liberal Arts General Studies 167 $27,200
Business Administration & Management 146 $35,600
Nursing 122 $51,300
Health & Physical Education 115 $22,800
Accounting 86 $37,300
Sociology 81 $27,900
General Agriculture 78 $36,300
General Biology 75 $22,900

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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