Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville

Cookeville, TN

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Tennessee Technological University offers 195-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 94%. The most popular test is SAT - 6% of students submitted it in comparison to 96% of students who submitted ACT. 55.2% are women, and 44.8% are men. 12% percents of international students. Tennessee Technological University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Tennessee Technological University is 13203$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $15729 and $24129 per year. 50% of full-time Tennessee Technological University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,600, 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 Technological University is a public and non-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 pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,532
$30,001 - $48,000$11,489
$48,001 - $75,000$14,909
$75,001 - $110,000$16,727

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4590

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


8309 of Tennessee Technological University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Tennessee Technological University number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Tennessee Technological University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

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

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

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 Tennessee Technological University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Tennessee Technological University graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Tennessee Technological University 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 a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account 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.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Tennessee Technological University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 25%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Tennessee Technological University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 26%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Tennessee Technological University full-time retention rate is 75% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Tennessee Technological University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
910 - 1200

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 580
Math: 470 - 620
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Tennessee Technological University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
21 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 28
Math: 19 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Tennessee Technological University is 19:1, that means that for every 19 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


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Tennessee Technological University 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 Tennessee Technological University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Tennessee.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Tennessee Technological University

The campus located by 1 William L. Jones Drive address in Cookeville, Tennessee.


Tennessee Technological University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Tennessee Technological University with 0.26% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Tennessee Technological University are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Tennessee Technological University offers 195 programs in total: 120 are for Bachelor's degree, 54 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 9 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state. Tennessee Technological University is one of the few institutions in Tennessee that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance learning programs that are offered in the Tennessee Technological University: 12 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

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.


Tennessee Technological University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9418 students with 282542 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 706 with 16933 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Tennessee Technological University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great teachers. Unfortunately the rest of the employees don't seem too interested in actually helping their students. Better make sure all your credits are good to go and accepted if you're transferring because they arent going to help you when you find out later they actually weren't. They wouldn't accept half of mine (after being told everything was fine). No real help from the financial aid office and rude staff from their business office (Bethany). If you go to Tech, hope your experience was better than mine. So disappointed.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It's a beautiful campus and the education that you get there is excellent

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I loved my whole time at Tennessee Tech. I wouldn't trade my four years here for anything. Even checking on their tuition rates now, I would still say that this is one of the more affordable state schools in Tennessee. I highly encourage anyone who decides to go here to be involved in a campus organization while attending, and make sure that it's something meaningful.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Worst parking experience you'll ever have in your life, but otherwise is the cheapest way to get a 4 year degree in Tennessee. Good VA program.

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Overall Rating:

I currently go to school here, and its decent. You will learn very important material and have a degree that counts. The reason I only gave it 3 stars is due to its current condition. Many of the buildings remain run down to a point you do not want to enter them. There are cockroaches all over the place. Due to constructions the parking situation is an utter nightmare. The dorms are way over priced, as well as the parking passes and meal plans. Also double check anything your adviser tells you to do if you do come here. I took 2 courses recommended by my adviser and was told that it would count as a science sequence for my degree only to find out that those 2 courses would not count after I had taken them. So as long as you can get past looks and having to figure things out on your own, this place is actually pretty decent. Good teachers, a degree that counts, and a decently cheap price for what your getting out of it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1 William L. Jones Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9313723223

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: tntech.edu

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