Tennessee Technological University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,032

2.81% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,688

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.69%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

67.2%

5,940 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,493

83.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

51.1%

970 Graduates

About

Tennessee Technological University is a higher education institution located in Putnam County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tennessee Technological University were Teacher Education (186 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (134 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (134 degrees).

In 2016, 2,278 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tennessee Technological University. 49.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,908 degrees), 24.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (78 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $7,032, which is $-18,824 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $7,032, which is $-18,824 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,688.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,032

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Tennessee Technological University was $7,032. The cost of tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $-18,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,688

2016 Value

1.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Tennessee Technological University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,688. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Tennessee Technological University grew by 1.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,200

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tennessee Technological University was of $8,200 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.38% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Tennessee Technological University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.23% with respect to 2015, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.69%

2015 Default Rate

103

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Tennessee Technological University was 4.69%, which represents 103 out of the 2194 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Tennessee Technological University received 5,940 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.66% annual growth. Out of those 5,940 applicants, 3,992 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.2% acceptance rate.

There were 10,493 students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University in 2016, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tennessee Technological University has an overall enrollment yield of 40.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,992

Accepted Out of 5,940

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tennessee Technological University was 67.2% (3,992 admissions from 5,940 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.66%, while admissions grew by 0.987%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

90

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Tennessee Technological University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tennessee Technological University has a total enrollment of 10,493 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Technological University is 8,746 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,747. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Technological University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.3% White, 3.88% Black or African American, 2.98% Two or More Races, 2.69% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (42.6%), followed by White Female (39.5%) and Black or African American Male (2.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tennessee Technological University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,493 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Technological University is 8,746 and the part-time enrollment is 1,747. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Tennessee Technological University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Tennessee Technological University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,529

  2. Black or African American

    407

  3. Two or More Races

    313

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Technological University is 81.3% White, 3.88% Black or African American, 2.98% Two or More Races, 2.69% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 61 students (0.581%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 10 fewer women than men received degrees from Tennessee Technological University. The majority of degree recipients at Tennessee Technological University are white (1,908 degrees awarded). There were 24.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (78 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tennessee Technological University is Teacher Education (186 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (134 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (134 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tennessee Technological University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (137 degrees awarded), Engineering (352 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (49 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,888,242 people), Miscellaneous managers (484,744 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (348,789 people), Secondary school teachers (320,904 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,806 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (137 degrees awarded), Engineering (352 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (49 degrees), Agriculture (66 degrees), and Education (378 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (137 degrees awarded), Engineering (352 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (49 degrees), Agriculture (66 degrees), and Education (378 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,777,819 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (418,296 people), Computer Systems Design (409,260 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (383,608 people), and Construction (308,588 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (137 degrees awarded), Engineering (352 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (49 degrees), Agriculture (66 degrees), and Education (378 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 186 degrees awarded

  2. 134 degrees awarded

  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tennessee Technological University was Teacher Education with 186 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,144

  2. 1,134

In 2016, 1,144 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Technological University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,134).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Technological University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 13.8 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 163 degrees were awarded to women at Tennessee Technological University in Teacher Education, which is 7.09 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Tennessee Technological University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tennessee Technological University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.619% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,908 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tennessee Technological University is white (1,908 degrees awarded). There were 24.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (78 degrees).

0.351% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,004 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    904 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tennessee Technological University is white female (1,004 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (904 degrees).

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Operations

Tennessee Technological University has an endowment valued at nearly $72M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $317k (0.44%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Tennessee Technological University had a total expenditure of $165M. Of that $165M, they spent $76M on salaries and $165M on benefits.

Tennessee Technological University employs 145 Professors, 110 Assistant professors, and 76 Associate professors. Most academics at Tennessee Technological University are Male Professors (110), Male Assistant professors(63), and Female Assistant professors (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 210 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 112 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72M

2015 Endowment

3.7%

decline from 2014

Tennessee Technological University has an endowment valued at about $72M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Tennessee Technological University declined 3.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $199M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.82M - Federal

  2. $2.25M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Tennessee Technological University received $5.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.25M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$76M

Salary Expenditure

$165M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Tennessee Technological University had a total expenditure of $165M. Of that $165M, they spent $76M on salaries and $165M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Tennessee Technological University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$76M

2015 Salaries

5.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Tennessee Technological University paid a median of $76M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($165M) and a 5.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.2% growth from 2013 and a 4.55% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.5M

Instructional Salaries

422

Number of Employees

In 2015, Tennessee Technological University paid a total of $29.5M to 422 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

145 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

210 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University were Professor with 145 employees; Assistant professor with 110 employees; and Assistant professor with 76 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University were Office and Administrative Support with 210 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 112 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University was Male Professor with 110 employees, Male Assistant professor with 63 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 47 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Tennessee Technological University.

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