School of Human Ecology


Oakley HallWelcome to the School of Human Ecology!

Our purpose in Human Ecology is to prepare professionals to be effective agents for the well-being of children, families and communities.

Here, our rich historic traditions blend with current academics to prepare students for diverse careers. Our school offers seven basic areas of study:
•Child Development and Family Relations
•Child Life
•Family and Consumer Sciences Education
•Nutrition and Dietetics
•Housing and Design
•Merchandising and Design
•Food Systems Administration

The faculty and staff encourage you to explore our website. If you would like an individualized advising appointment, please visit our Student Success Center.

Facts about the School of Human Ecology

Licensing and Credentialing

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD): For the time period 2008-2018, 168 students graduated from the Tennessee Tech DPD program with a Verification statement. Of these, 91 (of 168) applied to a supervised practice program (internship) within 12 months of their graduation for an application rate of 54%.

DPD Results: Of the 91 students who applied for supervised practice within 12 months of graduation, 61 were accepted for a graduate acceptance rate of 67%. The national average for acceptance into a dietetic supervised practice program is currently 56%. Other students who applied to graduate school first or waited longer than 12 months to apply are not included in this analysis.

Registered Dietitian Exam Pass Rate,Tennessee Tech School of Human Ecology

 

Testing Year # of Students taking exam #Passed % Passed
2018 4 2 50
2017 4 3 75
2016 9 9 100
2015 5 4 80
2014 3 3 100
2013 3 3 100
Total 28 24 86

 

The ACEND benchmark for first time test takers over a five-year period is 80%.

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Family and Consumer Science Education

Students Licensed as Family and Consumer Science Teachers

 

 Year # of Students
 2008-2009 8
 2010-2011 6
2012-2013 6
Post Bac Students in 2012 3
2013-2014 6
Post Bac Students in 2014 2
2015 1
2016 0
2017 2
2018 3
Total Licensed Teachers 37

 

Graduation Rates of First Time Freshmen, 6-year Rate

 

 Human Ecology (HEC) Fall 2010 Cohort Fall 2011 Cohort Fall 2012 Cohort Fall 2013 Cohort
Enrolled in HEC 20 15 18 12
Graduated from Tennessee Tech 14 (70%) 8 (53%) 12 (66.6%) 5 (46.1)
 TTU 6 Year Rate  51.1% 49.4%    

 

•Average graduation rate from Human Ecology, over past 5 cohorts:
• Average graduation rate from Tennessee Tech, over past 5 cohorts: 50%

Enrollment

 

 Unit  Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
 Human Ecology (total) 263 252 259 257 242 240
Housing 31 27 20 31 24 39
Merchandising 36 36 34 33 32 33
Child Dev/ Fam Rel 102 80 76 75 92 84
 HEC Education 13 11 9 7 9 4
Nutrition and Dietetics 80 72 82 69 46 44
Child Life 0 26 37 40 33  32
 Foodsystems Administration 0 0 0 0 6  4

 

Retention Rates for First Time Freshmen

Fall 2017 Cohort

•School of Human Ecology: 20 enrolled, 18 continued in unit to second fall = 90%
•Tennessee Tech Retention Rate: 76.1%

Fall 2016 Cohort
•School of Human Ecology: 23 enrolled, 15 continued in unit to second fall = 65.2%
•Tennessee Tech Retention Rate: 78.5%

Fall 2015 Cohort
•School of Human Ecology: 25 enrolled, 19 continued in unit to second fall = 76%
•Tennessee Tech Retention Rate: 79%

Fall 2014 Cohort
•School of Human Ecology: 31 enrolled, 26 continued in unit to second fall = 83.8%
•Tennessee Tech Retention Rate: 74.6%

Fall 2013 Cohort
•School of Human Ecology: 26 enrolled, 15 continued in unit to second fall = 67%
•Tennessee Tech Retention Rate: 75.7%

Fall 2012 Cohort
•School of Human Ecology: 27 enrolled, 19 continued in unit to second fall = 70.3%
•Tennessee Tech Retention Rate: 74.6%

Accredited by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

 

 

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