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Tech Tomorrow

2025 Goals

Tennessee Tech has established the following goals for 2025. These goals are tracked each year, with the final numbers to be reported at the start of the 2026 academic year (to accommodate goals requiring data calculated after the end of the 2025 academic year).

  • 12,000 total headcount enrollment 
  • 22% minority enrollment
  • 82% freshmen-to-sophomore retention rate
  • 50% 4-year graduation rate
  • 60% 6-year graduation rate
  • $40 million annually in sponsored research
  • Growth of online programs
  • Strengthen career development
  • Be recognized as the champion and center of excellence regarding the future of rural Tennessee communities

Progress Updates

Progress since start of Tech Tomorrow (NOTE: All goals set prior to pandemic.)

Goal 2018-2019 Baseline 2021-2022 Current +/-
12,000 total headcount enrollment 10,186 9,840 -346
22% minority enrollment 16.00% 17.74% +1.74%
82% freshmen-to-sophomore retention rate 75.00% 72.90% -2.10%
50% 4-year graduation rate 34.60% 35.40% +0.80%
60% 6-year graduation rate 55.10% 59.90% +4.8%
$40M annually in sponsored research $20.23M $22.77M* +2.54M

* Sponsored research current is 2020-2021; 2021-2022 amount available late summer 2022

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