Tennessee Technological University

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Campus Box 5006 USPS 07

Cookeville, TN 38505

Phone: (931) 372-3101
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News rank Category Name
#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Tennessee Technological University is a public institution that was founded in 1915. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,957, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 235 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Tennessee Technological University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 32. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,500 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,100 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Tennessee Technological University blends quality academic undergraduate and graduate programs, technology-enhanced curricula, a strong multidisciplinary research emphasis, lively campus life and exciting sports action with all the cost-advantages of a state university. Areas of specialization include engineering, science, business administration and teacher education. Tennessee Tech University is an unbeatable value.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1915
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $58,779,843


When applying to Tennessee Technological University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Tennessee Technological University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 97.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 97.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Tennessee Technological University is 21:1, and the school has 35.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Tennessee Technological University include: Teacher Education, Multiple Levels; Mechanical Engineering; Business Administration and Management, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 17%
Mechanical Engineering 6%
Business Administration and Management, General 5%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4%

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Student Life

Tennessee Technological University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,957, with a gender distribution of 54.8 percent male students and 45.2 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus. Tennessee Technological University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,469
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Tennessee Technological University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Tennessee Technological University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Tennessee Technological University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Tennessee Technological University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Tennessee Technological University, 67 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,244.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,500 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $22,100 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,300 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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