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 Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University - Cookeville, TN

1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

General information:(931)372-3223
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:11,768(9,920 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,498 $5,828 $6,406 -9%
Out-of-state $17,426 $18,356 $20,038 -8%
Books and supplies $1,600 $1,700 $2,030 -16%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,600 $7,680 $7,940 -3%
Other $3,174 $3,640 $4,050 -10%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $17,872 $18,848 $20,426 -10%
Off Campus $7,098 $7,528 $8,436 -13%
Off Campus with Family $7,098 $7,528 $8,436 -13%
On Campus $29,800 $31,376 $34,058 -9%
Off Campus $19,026 $20,056 $22,068 -9%
Off Campus with Family $19,026 $20,056 $22,068 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,256
In-state fees $1,150
Out-of-state tuition $18,888
Out-of-state fees $1,150
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,060
In-state fee $1,034
Out-of-state tuition $19,540
Out-of-state fees $1,034
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,845 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,761 93% $13,668,712 $7,762
Federal grants 785 41% $3,762,762 $4,793
Pell grants 779 41% $3,166,585 $4,065
Other federal grants 731 38% $596,177 $816
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,647 87% $7,839,909 $4,760
Institutional grants or scholarships 516 27% $2,066,041 $4,004
Student loan aid 991 52% $4,500,048 $4,541
Federal student loans 813 43% $3,263,007 $4,014
Other student loans 178 9% $1,237,041 $6,950
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,660 81% $54,610,029 $7,129
Pell grants 3,778 40% $15,553,764 $4,117
Federal student loans 4,261 45% $22,198,708 $5,210


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,939 $11,138 $11,308
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,572 $5,981 $7,209
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,793 $8,936 $9,296
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,073 $12,081 $12,864
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,748 $12,547 $14,264
$110,001 and more $12,276 $12,894 $14,385

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,768
Undergraduate enrollment 9,920
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 803
Graduate enrollment 1,848

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,447 2,494 1,953
Percent admitted 97% 96% 98%
Percent admitted who enrolled 96% 45% 44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 129 7%
ACT 1868 95%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 620
SAT Math 500 650
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 982
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1614
Football 105-
Golf 86
Soccer -22
Softball -22
Tennis 8-
Volleyball -15


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1939 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

10/01/1976 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/09/2004 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

10/01/2001 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1967 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations05 3
Liquor law violations005
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 041
Liquor law violations 002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 032
Burglary 172415
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 030
Burglary 101210
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 100
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate3.9%
Number in default74
Number in repayment1,866

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00352300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General1---
Category total56---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6-5-
Category total88-5-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General3-116-
Business/Managerial Economics1---
Finance, General1---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0---
Category total250-116-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other27---
Category total27---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science39-4-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design9---
Category total48-4-
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--268
Curriculum and Instruction-85712
Early Childhood Education and Teaching31---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--198118
Secondary Education and Teaching0---
Special Education and Teaching, General0---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth--6-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels266---
Category total3518287138
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering32-3-
Civil Engineering, General56-8-
Computer Engineering, General0---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-20-
Engineering, General-10--
Industrial Engineering6-0-
Mechanical Engineering90-8-
Category total2311039-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Technology/Technician50---
Category total50---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0-4-
Category total21-4-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0---
Category total41---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1---
Category total11---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse91-12-
Category total91-12-
History Colleges
History, General1---
Category total16---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies10-9-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies58---
Category total68-9-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General11-3-
Category total11-3-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other7---
Category total7---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies-3--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management31---
Category total313--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General64-21-
Category total64-21-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0-6-
Geology/Earth Science, General14---
Physics, General0---
Category total46-6-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General31---
Category total31---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General19---
Category total68---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General0---
Music, General0---
Category total35---
Grand total1621506138