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)


  • 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
  • Tech graduates have the highest early career salary and second highest mid-career salary potential of any public university graduates in Tennessee: 2017, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

  • Tech in Best National University listings: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Tech graduates leave with the least debt in Tennessee: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Tech's College of Engineering is one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Rankings (Doctorate) listing: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


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

Social Mobility Index

  • Tech is the top university in the state for stimulating economic mobility (latest index 2017)

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)

G.I. Jobs magazine

  • Tech was included on the list of military friendly universities: 2018-2019

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