Fountainhead College of Technology in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Fountainhead College of Technology offers 22-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 83.3% are women, and 16.7% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Fountainhead College of Technology is 25752$, that is above national average. 93% of full-time Fountainhead College of Technology students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $37,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Fountainhead College of Technology is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Fountainhead College of Technology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$24,941
$30,001 - $48,000$27,782
$48,001 - $75,000$28,038
$75,001 - $110,000$28,585



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


93 of Fountainhead College of Technology undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Fountainhead College of Technology number 142 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Fountainhead College of Technology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

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Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

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Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Fountainhead College of Technology.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Fountainhead College of Technology graduation rate is above the national average.

93% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Fountainhead College of Technology completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Fountainhead College of Technology is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Fountainhead College of Technology the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Fountainhead College of Technology and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Fountainhead College of Technology offers 22 programs in total: 13 are for Associate's degree and 9 are Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state. Fountainhead College of Technology is one of the few institutions in Tennessee that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 18 distance education programs that are provided in the Fountainhead College of Technology: 9 are for Associate's degree and 9 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Tennessee state average data to help you compare.


Fountainhead College of Technology provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 203 students with 6090 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Fountainhead College of Technology

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Students were blindsided by the closure of the school, and it's true that it was sprung on them even as the college was still accepting new students (and their fee money!)... so in response the college posts "Due to unfair competition with free education offered by the State of Tennessee, the college has permanently closed." ... way to try and paint yourself as the victim, Fountainhead, when you've defrauded your students and didn't bother to forewarn them when you knew months in advance that you're closing!Myself, I did go to this college, both for my Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. They were worthless, not even worth the paper they were printed on, and the only thing of value that graduates leave with are the certifications they've paid extra to test for and get. And the 80-90% job placement they claimed when giving me the enrollment tour? No one from my graduating class was helped by the college to find a job. More than half had to leave the state and most of the ones that stayed are like me- forced to take a job in a different field because there were no jobs available for a Network Security and Forensics graduate.Only a few of the teachers were worthwhile. More than three were outright bullies who mentally and verbally assaulted their classes, with the implicit approval of the Rackleys (complaints were repeatedly filed with the owners, and nothing was ever done, implying their approval). And the rest were outdated and misinformed.Example: even well after Novell/Netware was being discontinued, in 2009, the college was forcing students to pay for the Novell class along with paying for the series of expensive books for it (more than seven books in all). Cisco, one of the top names in network security? Well, that was covered over the last single week of the Novell class with no CCNA (Cisco certification) prep offered at all, though the students were encouraged to pay over $300 each try to take the certification test and fail as many times as they wanted. There was no assistance offered to help the students who took the meager week-long course pass the CCNA which would make them far more appealing to employers. They were also encouraging students to pay hundreds to take the old Novell/NetWare certifications even after knowing the software was being discontinued.All in all, the college started out as a great idea in an area which sorely needed techs. Then it passed on to the founder's kids who ran it into the ground, drove expensive vehicles and owned massive homes which were all paid for by the college, and who ultimately killed it in the end. They cut and ran with as much money as the could wring out of the college, leaving their students without many options at all.Substandard education given at private-college rates, and no hope of a job in that field when a student graduated. It should have closed twenty years ago.

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Really enjoyed my time at Fountainhead College. The teachers are great and do a great job. Thank you

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Empty promises, bullcrap placement, and educatators that all have auctual degrees from reputable schools that I don't teach anything and everything is open book. Pretty much "come hang out, give us money and you have a worthless degree"

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Worst school ever. Nothing transfers. Be prepared to start all over if you choose an advanced degree.

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I have the pleasure of working with the best instructors and staff. We all really care about changing the lives of our students. Instructors who have worked at other colleges tell me we have the best hands-on lab environments. If you want to learn new technologies, Fountainhead College of Technology is the best place to go.

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Location & Website

Address: 10208 Technology Drive

Place: Other technology-related schools

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8656889422

Institution is active in current year: 1

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