Tennessee Technological University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,296

3.75% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,702

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.04%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.4%

7,143 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,504

81.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.4%

968 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 (171 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (133 degrees).

In 2017, 2,561 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tennessee Technological University. 49.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,119 degrees), 21.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $7,296, which is $-19,204 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $7,296, which is $-19,204 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,702.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,296

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Tennessee Technological University was $7,296. The cost of tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $-19,204 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,702

2017 Value

0.0953%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tennessee Technological University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,702. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tennessee Technological University grew by 0.0953%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,750

Room and Board

$2,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tennessee Technological University was of $8,750 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,300. The cost of room and board increased by 6.71% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 15% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Tennessee Technological University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.5% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.

5.04%

2016 Default Rate

114

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Tennessee Technological University was 5.04%, which represents 114 out of the 2261 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 7,143 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 20.3% annual growth. Out of those 7,143 applicants, 4,600 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,504 students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tennessee Technological University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,600

Accepted Out of 7,143

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tennessee Technological University was 64.4% (4,600 admissions from 7,143 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 67.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 20.3%, while admissions grew by 15.2%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

82

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Tennessee Technological University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tennessee Technological University has a total enrollment of 10,504 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Technological University is 8,552 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,952. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Technological University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.2% White, 4.08% Black or African American, 3.28% Two or More Races, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.45% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0381% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (44%), followed by White Female (38.9%) and Black or African American Male (2.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Male (2.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tennessee Technological University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,504 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Technological University is 8,552 and the part-time enrollment is 1,952. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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

    8,636

  2. Black or African American

    429

  3. Two or More Races

    345

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Technological University is 82.2% White, 4.08% Black or African American, 3.28% Two or More Races, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.45% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0381% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 64 students (0.609%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 13 fewer women than men received degrees from Tennessee Technological University. The majority of degree recipients at Tennessee Technological University are white (2,119 degrees awarded). There were 21.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tennessee Technological University is Teacher Education (171 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (133 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Engineering (440 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Other managers (404,369 people), Software developers (374,137 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (321,908 people), Civil engineers (236,146 people), and Mechanical engineers (177,067 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Engineering (440 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees), Agriculture (69 degrees), and Physical Sciences (80 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 Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Engineering (440 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees), Agriculture (69 degrees), and Physical Sciences (80 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 Computer Systems Design (442,603 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (434,137 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,353 people), Construction (287,465 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (231,697 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Engineering (440 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees), Agriculture (69 degrees), and Physical Sciences (80 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 171 degrees awarded

  2. 144 degrees awarded

  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tennessee Technological University was Teacher Education with 171 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,287

  2. 1,274

In 2017, 1,287 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Technological University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,274).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Technological University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 14.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 158 degrees were awarded to women at Tennessee Technological University in Teacher Education, which is 12.2 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Tennessee Technological University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tennessee Technological University is Female and Asian (70% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,119 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tennessee Technological University is white (2,119 degrees awarded). There were 21.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

0.273% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,141 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    978 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tennessee Technological University is white female (1,141 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (978 degrees).

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Operations

Tennessee Technological University has an endowment valued at nearly $61.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $868k (1.42%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Tennessee Technological University had a total salary expenditure of $178M. Tennessee Technological University employs 146 Professors, 91 Assistant professors, and 82 Associate professors. Most academics at Tennessee Technological University are Male Professors (108), Male Assistant professors(50), and Male Associate professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 192 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 118 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.1M

2017 Endowment

15.4%

growth from 2016

Tennessee Technological University has an endowment valued at about $61.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tennessee Technological University grew 15.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $225M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.96M - Federal

  2. $2.73M - State

  3. $69.8k - Local

As of 2017, Tennessee Technological University received $7.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.73M from state grants and contracts, and $69.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$80.9M

2017 Salaries

2.47%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Tennessee Technological University paid a median of $80.9M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($178M) and a 2.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.87% growth from 2015 and a 5.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.8M

Instructional Salaries

425

Number of Employees

In 2017, Tennessee Technological University paid a total of $30.8M to 425 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

146 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

192 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University were Professor with 146 employees; Assistant professor with 91 employees; and Assistant professor with 82 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University were Office and Administrative Support with 192 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 118 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 87 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University was Male Professor with 108 employees, Male Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Male Associate professor with 48 employees.

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