Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

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Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville offers 63-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 37.9% are women, and 62.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville is 5288$, that is at the level of national average. 73% of full-time Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $23,300, 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 Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents the program with the largest enrollment at the institution for the length of the full program, regardless of program length, and it includes undergraduates who first enrolled at any time during the academic year and who pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,434
$30,001 - $48,000$5,114
$48,001 - $75,000$3,454
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (the 2d largest program, lasting 16 months) is $7,233 per year and $86,800 in total. Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology is the third largest program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville, and it takes a full-time student 16 months to complete. This one will cost $8,299 per year and $99,584 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 5 months length will cost you $2,593 per year, $31,120 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


837 of Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 49 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville number 59 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant 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

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville graduation rate is above the national average.

73% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville 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 index 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville is 18:1, that means that for every 18 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.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville 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

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville offers 63 programs in total: 35 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 16 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 12 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state, with one of the highest number of 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate. Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville is one of the few institutions in Tennessee that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


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.


Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 744 students with 670008 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville

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I would give it less than one star if possible. The Industrial Electric Program is a sham. The instructors don't teach. They mostly just sit at their desk. I would estimate we received roughly 5 minutes of instruction for each 6 hours there. They were committing clock hour fraud with some students and there was no discipline or structure. This program should not be receiving taxpayer money which it is through the state and federal grants. It needs to be audited. The administrative staff are also weak. They don't respond to emails or voicemail. It is difficult to get textbooks at times because staff attendance is so poor.

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If I could rate lower than 1 star I would! I began in the Surgical Technology program in September 2018. The syllabus guarantees 6 month lecture time and 6 month clinical time. The program director we had at the time dragged her feet and was consistently late for class time so instead of my group receiving the 6 month allotted time we got 52 days. In this 52 days we were required to complete a rotation and participate in 120 cases, this is nearly impossible. 20 days before graduation, I was dismissed from the program for having anxiety disorder for which I am medicated. Apparently there is no such thing as an extenuating circumstance. This dismissal was a ploy by the current program director (the program director changed earlier this summer) to assert her dominance since no one took her seriously. I filed a grievance, but by the time I was able to meet with someone there wasn’t a way for me to catch up and finish the program anyway, so I declined to fight for my position. Needless to say this was the most undesirable experience I have ever been through in my 30 years of life. I was constantly humiliated in front of class mates, called out, and at one point was told to use tea tree oil on my scalp because that’s what they used for their dog. I was exposed to a persons bodily fluids when an instructor placed a soiled safety shield on my face in the middle of a surgical procedure (the shield being soiled is why I didn’t have them on to begin with).After being dismissed from the program, I was told by the program director that I might try cosmetology as that might be a better fit because not everyone is meant for the medical field. I gave up almost a year of my life for this nightmare of an experience that included being mistreated and discriminated against for being overweight during my clinical time! If I could go back in time, I would save myself the hurt and tears that have been shed and just pursued my BA like I plan to do now. Prospective students beware!

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I was a student at TCAT Knoxville in Automotive Technology in the fall of 2018. Going into the class, it was presented as everything I had hoped for in college. I have a passion for automotive and thought that the class would teach me and help me get a good job as a future auto tech. I met Mr. Smith before starting the class and he assured me that the class would be very beneficial and he seemed to be a knowledgeable and pleasant teacher to have. Sadly, I found that to be completely false. Going into the second week of school, I had no desire to be there. Mr. Smith was simply a pain to be around. He was completely different than I remember him being during orientation and when I personally met him before beginning the class. He seemed like a totally different person. He was not friendly or sympathetic to students problems. Also, I was very disappointed to see that I was not being taught the information that I needed to learn. It was rare that we would have lectures covering the information presented in our books. I spent many countless hours working at my computer, teaching myself the information that I thought I had paid a school to teach me. I was also aggravated when I realized how little shop time I was able to receive. I was told that there was plenty of work to be done, and many live jobs to be seen every day. This is technically true but it is very difficult to keep everyone busy on a live job when there are only 3 bays to work in (one being off limits to day class). While covering the brakes course, I personally was only given 3 live jobs to work on. I am a visual learner and it is very difficult for me to be able to learn everything by reading a book. Lastly, i would like to advise the fact that Mr. Smith does not treat students equally. There were many times I saw him get very aggravated at good students who made a simple mistake while other students could make that same mistake and it would be as if Mr Smith did not mind at all. There were even times that students, who had been there well over a year, would drop out or were even failed over a very small mistake. I understand we all make mistakes and that those who do should be treated equally, not judged differently. For anyone looking to take the automotive program, I encourage you to strongly reconsider. Coming from a student who has been there under Mr Smith, I can promise you, it will not be a fun experience. I would not recommend the class to anyone.

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Graduated Dental Assisting school this past August. Very thankful for this school, I’m making the money I have always wanted to make per hour. I had an overall good experience. My instructor was a bit rude (nice way of putting it) to the class almost everyday, but she was 75. That’s the only thing I would change about the program- is maybe getting an instructor who treats people with respect and maybe updating the program. A lot of our supplies were donated and it’s hard when you get out into the real world to use things that you’ve never used before because your school has stuff that is so old. I kept my head down, did my work, and I graduated. Thanks TCAT

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The people posting 1 star reviews I don't think are bright enough to attend. As for myself I graduated from the HVAC program in Dec of 2016. I had a wonderful time here. I found the classes very instructive and interesting but that could also be I was interested in learning and applied myself. The support staff was always very helpful and pleasure to be around.The waiting list can be long so don't put it off. If you go to school apply yourself you can pretty much guarantee yourself a good job after graduation.I also recommend being a part of SkillsUSA while you are there. I had a lot of fun with it and enjoyed a free trip to our state competition. To bad I only got silver, as I would have really liked a week long trip to nationals.

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Location & Website

Address: 1100 Liberty Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8655465567

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: tcatknoxville.edu

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