About Tennessee Tech


Tennessee Tech University is one of the best public universities in the South, according to a variety of reports and rankings organizations.

MONEY Magazine

  • Tech is the #1 public university in Tennessee in “Best Colleges for Your Money” listing (#3 overall): 2017, 2018
  • Ranked #26 among public colleges in the Southeast (#45 overall)

Social Mobility Index

  • Tech is the top university in the state for stimulating economic mobility: 2017

Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program

  • Tech is the top value-added public university and second among all four-year institutions in the state: 2015


  • Based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in the state and across Tennessee, TTU ranks third overall: 2017
  • Tech graduates have the second highest mid-career salary potential of any public university graduates in Tennessee: 2017

U.S. News & World Report

  • Tech in Best National University listings: 2017, 2018
  • TTU is one of the top public universities: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • TTU is among the top regional universities in the South: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • TTU graduates leave with the least debt in the South: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • TTU's College of Engineering is one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Rankings (Doctorate) listing: 2016, 2017
  • TTU's MBA is one of the best online programs in the country: 2016
  • TTU is among the top 10 universities in the South for veterans: 2015


  • TTU is in the top three best value universities in Tennessee, and the top public university in the ranking: 2015


  • TTU is among the top 20 best value colleges in Tennessee: 2015

Washington Monthly

  • Tech is the top ranked public university in Tennessee in Washington Monthly’s listing of national universities
  • Top ranked public university in state for Social Mobility Index; measures the extent to which a college or university educates more economically disadvantaged students (with family incomes below the national median) at lower tuition, so they can graduate and obtain good paying jobs

The Princeton Review

  • TTU is among the best in the Southeast: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

G.I. Jobs magazine

  • TTU was included on the list of military friendly universities: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


  • The College of Business is among the best and most affordable AACSB-accredited online MBA programs: 2017. TTU was among the top 50 universities on the list and the top school in Tennessee.

Military Advanced Education & Transition Guide to Colleges & Universities

  • TTU was designated a top school for military and veteran friendly education: 2016