Tennessee Technological University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,358
9.17% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,618
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.12%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.6%
6,781 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,177
80.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
57%
1,068 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 Mechanical Engineering (151 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (136 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (125 degrees).

In 2020, 2,463 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tennessee Technological University. 48.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,098 degrees), 25.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $8,358, which is $−20,271 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $8,358, which is $−20,271 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,618.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending Tennessee Technological University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,358
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Tennessee Technological University was $8,358. The cost of tuition at Tennessee Technological University is $−20,271 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,618
2020 Value
0.0962%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Tennessee Technological University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,618. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Tennessee Technological University grew by 0.0962%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,850
Room and Board
$2,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tennessee Technological University was of $8,850 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,300. The cost of room and board increased by 0.568% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Tennessee Technological University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.5% with respect to 2019, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.12%
2018 Default Rate
91
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Tennessee Technological University was 4.12%, which represents 91 out of the 2207 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Tennessee Technological University received 6,781 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.42% annual growth. Out of those 6,781 applicants, 5,400 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.6% acceptance rate.

There were 10,177 students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University in 2020, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tennessee Technological University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,400
Accepted Out of 6,781

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tennessee Technological University was 79.6% (5,400 admissions from 6,781 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 79%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.42%, while admissions grew by 3.21%.

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage
95
Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Tennessee Technological University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tennessee Technological University has a total enrollment of 10,177 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Technological University is 8,159 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,018. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Technological University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83% White, 3.99% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Two or More Races, 3.95% Black or African American, 1.75% Asian, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0295% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.7%), followed by White Female (39.7%) and Black or African American Male (2.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.3%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Black or African American Female (1.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tennessee Technological University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,177 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Technological University is 8,159 and the part-time enrollment is 2,018. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    8,444
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    406
  3. Two or More Races
    404

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Technological University is 83% White, 3.99% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Two or More Races, 3.95% Black or African American, 1.75% Asian, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0295% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 69 students (0.678%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 71 fewer women than men received degrees from Tennessee Technological University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tennessee Technological University is white (2,098 degrees awarded). There were 25.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (82 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tennessee Technological University is Mechanical Engineering (151 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (136 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (125 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 Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (119 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (48 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 (375,661 people), Software developers (368,285 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (318,920 people), Civil engineers (250,304 people), and Mechanical engineers (183,366 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (119 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (48 degrees), Agriculture (59 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (134 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, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (119 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (48 degrees), Agriculture (59 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (134 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 (425,898 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (424,323 people), Construction (300,676 people), Elementary & secondary schools (259,247 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (258,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Technological University are Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (119 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (48 degrees), Agriculture (59 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (134 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 151 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 136 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 125 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tennessee Technological University was Mechanical Engineering with 151 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,267
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,196
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,267 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Technological University, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 157 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Technological University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 10.5 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded to women at Tennessee Technological University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.68 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 29% of students graduating from Tennessee Technological University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 Sex

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 (72.4%).

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, 0.375% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,098 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    82 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tennessee Technological University is white (2,098 degrees awarded). There were 25.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (82 degrees).

0.284% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,063 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,035 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tennessee Technological University is white female (1,063 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,035 degrees).

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Operations

Tennessee Technological University has an endowment valued at nearly $74.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.64M (3.56%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Tennessee Technological University had a total salary expenditure of $193M. Tennessee Technological University employs 131 Professors, 117 Associate professors, and 89 Assistant professors. Most academics at Tennessee Technological University are Male Professors (100), Male Associate professors(68), and Female Associate professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 177 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 133 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.1M
2020 Endowment
3.96%
growth from 2019

Tennessee Technological University has an endowment valued at about $74.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Tennessee Technological University grew 3.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $228M 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. $17.6M - Federal
  2. $3.84M - State
  3. $54.2k - Local

As of 2020, Tennessee Technological University received $17.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.84M from state grants and contracts, and $54.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$84.2M
2020 Salaries
0.698%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Tennessee Technological University paid a median of $84.2M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($193M) and a 0.698% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.59% growth from 2018 and a 0.721% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.7M
Instructional Salaries
446
Number of Employees

In 2020, Tennessee Technological University paid a total of $33.7M to 446 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
131 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
177 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University were Professor with 131 employees; Associate professor with 117 employees; and Associate professor with 89 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University were Office and Administrative Support with 177 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 133 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tennessee Technological University was Male Professor with 100 employees, Male Associate professor with 68 employees, and Female Associate professor with 49 employees.

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

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