TTU again earns first-place rankings on TBR Report Card

Tennessee Tech University continues to excel on the annual Tennessee Board of Regents Report Card, placing first in five categories while also providing the second least expensive education in the state.

In the 2000 Report Card released today, TTU earned first-place rankings in student satisfaction, alumni satisfaction, graduation rates, external peer reviews, and the number of students receiving financial aid.

"Our excellent scores are proof that Tennessee Tech continues to provide a quality education and university experience at an affordable price," said TTU President Robert Bell. "Despite the ongoing budget difficulties in the state, TTU remains one of the best places in Tennessee to get an excellent education. Our staff and faculty -- and most importantly our students -- make this university one of the top institutions in the Southeast."

The annual TBR Report Card compares several accountability measures among TBR institutions. In addition to TTU, making up the TBR are Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, East Tennessee State University, and the University of Memphis.

Among these universities, TTU's in-state tuition and fees per semester (for the 2000 academic year) were $2,667, second only to TSU, which averaged $2,651. The average cost to attend a TBR university is around $2,795, compared to about $3,500 nationwide.

TTU's Number One Rankings
TTU repeats is first-place rankings in five categories from last year:

The annual TBR Report Card was started in 1997 to show accountability in Tennessee's higher education system.