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Tennessee Technological University Overview

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

What Is Tennessee Technological University Known For?

2,248 Undergraduate Awards
$30,745 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Tennessee Tech University is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Tennessee Tech University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Tennessee Technological University Rankings

Out of the 40 colleges in Tennessee, Tennessee Tech University is ranked at #9.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Tennessee Tech University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#245 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Tennessee Tech University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular General Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best General Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Communication & Journalism (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Most Popular Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#240 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Tennessee Tech University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#22 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#26 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Tennessee Technological University?

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
Website: www.tntech.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tennesseetech
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tennesseetech

How Do I Get Into Tennessee Tech University?

You can apply to Tennessee Tech University online at: https://www.tntech.edu/admissions/

Admission Requirements for Tennessee Tech University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Tennessee Tech University?

64% Acceptance Rate
46% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Tennessee Tech University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 54% of accepted students are men and 46% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Tennessee Technological University  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
Tennessee Tech University received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Tennessee Technological University  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Tennessee Technological University  ( 19 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Tennessee Technological University  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Tennessee Technological University?

$30,745 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Tennessee Tech University is $30,745. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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.

Tennessee Technological University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,004 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,957 undergraduate students at Tennessee Tech University, with 8,004 being full-time and 953 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Tennessee Tech University

There are also 1,183 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,004 full-time undergraduates at Tennessee Tech University, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Tennessee Tech University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Tennessee Technological University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Tennessee Tech University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 125
Black or African American 310
Hispanic or Latino 305
White 6,670
International Students 196
Other Races/Ethnicities 398

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Tennessee Technological University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Tennessee Tech University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at Tennessee Technological University

801 Took All Classes Online
7,123 Took At Least One Class Online
4.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Tennessee Tech University. In 2017-2018, 7,123 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Tennessee Tech University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 24th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Tennessee Tech University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Tennessee Technological University was 4.7%. This is the #1,694 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Tennessee Tech University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Tennessee Tech University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 32%
Business, Management & Marketing 27%
Health Professions 5%
Nursing 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Tennessee Tech University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Tennessee Tech University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Physical Education #75
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #89
Teacher Education Grade Specific #205
Nursing #368
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #385
Liberal Arts General Studies #385
Education #487

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Tennessee Technological University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 238 7 101 0 346
Teacher Education Grade Specific 205 0 0 0 205
Liberal Arts General Studies 155 0 33 0 188
Nursing 132 2 29 0 163
Mechanical Engineering 150 0 11 0 161
General Biology 138 0 8 0 146
Health & Physical Education 92 0 20 0 112
Computer Science 84 0 13 0 97
Marketing 89 0 0 0 89
Curriculum & Instruction 0 9 75 5 89
General Engineering Technology 74 0 0 0 74
Finance & Financial Management 72 0 0 0 72
General Family & Consumer Sciences 72 0 0 0 72
General Agriculture 71 0 0 0 71
Accounting 71 0 0 0 71
Sociology 69 0 0 0 69
Chemical Engineering 59 0 4 0 63
Civil Engineering 46 0 10 0 56
Electrical Engineering 48 0 7 0 55
Wildlife Management 54 0 0 0 54
General Psychology 48 0 0 0 48
Communication & Journalism (Other) 40 0 0 0 40
Chemistry 35 0 4 0 39
Student Counseling 0 8 25 0 33
General English Literature 24 0 4 0 28
Educational Administration 0 19 8 0 27
Natural Resources Conservation 13 0 4 5 22
Fine & Studio Arts 22 0 0 0 22
Computer Engineering 19 0 0 0 19
Political Science & Government 19 0 0 0 19
Business/Managerial Economics 18 0 0 0 18
History 18 0 0 0 18
Mathematics 14 0 3 0 17
General Engineering 0 0 0 15 15
Music 13 0 0 0 13
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12 0 0 0 12
Geological & Earth Sciences 12 0 0 0 12
Special Education 11 0 0 0 11
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8 0 0 0 8
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 8 0 0 8
Homeland Security 0 8 0 0 8
Human Resource Management 0 3 0 0 3
Physics 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,248 64 359 25 2,696

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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