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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Tennessee

4 Colleges
392 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,667 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in TennesseeWith 392 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering technologies is the #24 most popular major in Tennessee. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.0% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Tennessee ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering tech. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those engineering tech schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Tech Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in Tennessee

Check out the engineering tech programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Engineering Tech Schools in Tennessee

#1

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Memphis, U of Memphis is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of Memphis did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Tennessee list.

The average student at U of Memphis graduates in less than 4.7 years, and it costs about $21,599 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $101,083 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Memphis. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Tennessee Technological University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Tennessee Tech University is a fairly large public school located in the town of Cookeville. In addition to being on our best value list, Tennessee Tech University has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Tennessee ranking.

The average student at Tennessee Tech University graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,120. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University is about $132,787. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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East Tennessee State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. ETSU is a large public school located in the city of Johnson City. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ETSU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Tennessee ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at ETSU to complete their degree, and it costs about $27,612 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ETSU be around $127,015. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Middle Tennessee State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public college with a very large student population. Middle Tennessee State University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Tennessee list.

It takes the average student at Middle Tennessee State University about 4.6 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,337. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University is $130,917. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Technologies Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 220
Florida 438
Virginia 491
Georgia 357
West Virginia 165
North Carolina 818
South Carolina 107
Alabama 784
Louisiana 376
Kentucky 531
Arkansas 104

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Engineering Technology 256
Engineering-Related Fields 101
Mechanical Engineering Technology 17
Electronics Engineering Technology 11
Engineering-Related Technologies 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,764
Engineering 1,750
Computer & Information Sciences 844
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 688
Physical Sciences 534

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KUKA Systems GmbH.

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