The Fall 2012 enrollment for TTU is 11,469.
- TTU is consistently ranked one of "America's 100 Best College Buys."
This designation, reported each year by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., touts TTU as one of the best college educations for the cost nationwide. TTU has been included in the list every year from 2006 to 2012.
- TTU graduates have the least debt in the South, according to U.S.News & World Report.
More than half of TTU's 2011 graduates left school debt free. The 47 percent of grads who had private or government student loan debt owed an average of $9,952, the second lowest average debt amount in the nation.
- TTU students have the highest mid-career median salary potential of any public university graduates in the state, according to PayScale.com.
The median salary for a Tennessee Tech graduate after an average 15 years’ experience is $76,400. That figure tops all other universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents and University of Tennessee systems. This is the second year TTU has ranked first in the category. TTU offers six of Payscale.com’s Top 10 College Majors that Lead to High Salaries: chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, and applied mathematics.
- TTU is consistently a "Best Value College" according to The Princeton Review.
Tennessee Tech University is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities. Top quality academics, low cost and exceptional financial aid service earned TTU a spot in the 2007, 2008 and 2010 America's Best Value Colleges guidebooks published by The Princeton Review and Random House. TTU is one of only three public universities in Tennessee and the only TBR institution to make the 2010 list.
- TTU ranked among the “Top Public Universities” by U.S.News & World Report in its 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 America's Best Colleges Guides. Tennessee Tech also is one of the Top 15 “Public Regional Universities” in the South, according to the 2012 report.
- TTU is "Best in the Southeast" for 2012 according to PrincetonReview.com.
This is the ninth consecutive year PrincetonReview.com has recognized TTU in the rankings. To qualify for inclusion, each school must meet standards for academic excellence and allow its students to participate in anonymous surveys to provide opinion-driven profiles. Of 17 Tennessee schools listed, TTU remains one of only five public universities to earn the designation.
The Princeton Review listed TTU’s College of Business as one of the “Best 301 Business Schools” in the nation in its 2012 guidebook.
- TTU’s University Service Center recorded 2,816 students engaged in community service or academic service learning in the 2009-10 academic year. Those students logged almost 13,000 hours in volunteer work.
The Service Center, established to match volunteers with organizations and projects that need support, is a member of President Barack Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
- TTU engineering and technology graduates were recognized by 99 percent of respondents in a recent survey of employers as "excellent employees."
- The College of Business was included in Peterson's publication of "The 237 Best Business Schools in the World."
- TTU nursing graduates achieved a higher pass rate among registered nurses taking the National Council Licensure Examination last year, exceeding the average pass rate of state, national and Tennessee Board of Regents graduates.
- TTU was named a military friendly university by G.I. Jobs magazine in its 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Institutions. Only 20 percent of more than 8,000 colleges and universities surveyed were included in the publication.
- The university was also named among the top military friendly universities by Military Advanced Education in its 2013 Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.