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Tennessee Tech Rankings

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

U.S. News & World Report

  • Tech in Best National University listings: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Ranked #135 in Best Public National University
  • Ranked #272 in Best National University
  • Ranked #186 in Social Mobility
  • 'A+ Schools for B Students'
  • Tech graduates leave with the least debt of all public universities in Tennessee: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Tech's College of Engineering is one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Rankings (Doctorate): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Tech’s College of Business is one of the top national business colleges: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


  • 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, Tech ranks third overall: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Tech graduates have the highest early career salary of any public university graduates in Tennessee: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Princeton Review

  • Listed among the Best 385 Colleges: 2020 edition


  • Ranked #167 in Top Public Universities
  • Also included in the publication’s following lists: Best Colleges, Best Value Colleges, Colleges with the Best Academics, Best College Campuses, Colleges with the Best Professors


  • Tech is in the top two best value universities in Tennessee, and the top public university in the ranking: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

MONEY Magazine

  • Tech is the #1 public university in Tennessee in “Best Colleges for Your Money” listing: 2017, 2018

Social Mobility Index

  • Tech is the top university in the state for stimulating economic mobility (latest index 2018)

Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program

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

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