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About Tennessee Tech


Total Student Body: 11,339
Undergraduate Students: 10,314
Graduate Students: 1,025
In-State students: 85.8%
Out-of-State students: 14.2% (33 states represented
Non-US citizens: 11.9%

Student Body

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Undergraduate Students

Female: 43.3%
Male: 56.7%
Part-time: 10.2%

Graduate Students

Female: 57%
Male: 43%
Part-time: 62.7%


White: 79%
Black: 3.7%
Hispanic: 2.2%
Asian: 1.3%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Other: 2.8%


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  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 22-1
  • Most Popular Majors, by enrollment: Mechanical Engineering; Multidisciplinary Studies; Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness; Computer Science; Chemical Engineering
  • Fall to fall retention rate for first time freshmen: 76%
  • Graduation rate for first-time freshmen in 2008: 49.4%
  • Angelo & Jennette Volpe Library:
    Volumes held: 353,000 books and 27,000 electronic books
    Periodical subscriptions: more than 3,050
    Microforms: more than 1.5 million


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14 NCAA Division I teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, football, cross country, tennis and golf and women’s basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, track, volleyball and golf. The football team is in the Football Championship Subdivision and all teams belong to the Ohio Valley Conference.

Athletic facilities: Hooper Eblen Center is a 9,852-seat arena that hosts volleyball, basketball and large campus events; two indoor tennis courts; a fitness center with a pool, handball courts, weight and meeting rooms. The Athletic Performance Center includes a 10,000-square foot turf practice field and a 10,000-square foot strength center. There are several practice fields, more than a dozen outdoor tennis courts, and an eight-lane track around Overall Field in Tucker Stadium, home to the football team.

Mascot: Awesome Eagle

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate tuition and fees (in state): $17,053 per year, including room and board

Nearly two-thirds of all students receive some form of financial aid, either from the federal or state government, the university, or private funds.