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Colleges / Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

About Tech

Tennessee Technological University Overview

Tennessee Technological University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Cookeville, Tennessee. Tech was founded in 1915 and the school enrolls around 10,186 students a year, including 9,006 undergraduates. Tech provides housing for up to 2,318 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 30% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Tech for Fall 2023 is August 1.

Student Activities at Tech

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Tech students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Tech has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Tech has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Tech on the Student Life page.

2022 Tech Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $10,522
Out-of-State $18,336
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,596

Is Tech a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Tech offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Tech Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Tech. Around 76% of applicants get into Tech each year. Out of 6,913 applications received in 2022, 5,237 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tech

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 75% of students who start at Tech return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Tech Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Recent Tech grads have an average starting salary of $53,800 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Tennessee Technological University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Tech's endowment was valued at $65.9 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $6,916 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Tech

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Tech meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Tech full-time are awarded $11,596 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $22,018 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Tech.

Based on this information, how does Tech sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Tech a good school for you?

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Where is Tech?

Tech is located in the small town setting of Cookeville, Tennessee.

If you would like to see Tech for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Cookeville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Nashville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Tech and Cookeville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

North Dixie Avenue Cookeville, TN 38505

Campus Setting: Small Town

Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tech is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tech is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Tech ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

21 to 27

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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Tech SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

520 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 620

Tech Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$16,456

In State

$20,656

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$10,522
$14,722
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$5,934
$5,934
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Tech is like? There are approximately 10,186 students enrolled at Tech, including 9,006 undergraduate students and 1,180 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from TN and 3% percent of students are from other states.

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,186

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,522

Out-of-State

$14,722

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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