Tennessee Tech ranks second in the listing of 10 schools, ahead of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee State University, Southern Adventist University, Carson-Newman University, the University of Memphis, Union University, Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University, but behind Vanderbilt University. It is the highest ranked public university on the list.
The ranking, by SmartAsset.com, is based on an aggregation of several categories, including average scholarships and grants, starting salary after graduation, tuition, cost of living and retention rate. Tennessee Tech s average starting salary, $50,800, is the second highest on the list while the university s tuition, $7,063, is the second lowest.
Tennessee Tech has been recognized for its low student debt rates and high graduate earning potential by a variety of rankings institutions, including Payscale.com, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and The Princeton Review. The university has been included on several of those lists repeatedly since 2007.
In 2015, SmartAsset ranked Tennessee Tech the third best value in the state.
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