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About Tennessee Tech

Facts and Figures


All enrollment numbers from Fall 2021 census.

Total Student Body: 9,840

  • Undergraduate students: 8,394
  • Graduate students: 1,446
  • In-State students: 94.05%
  • Out-of-State students: 5.95%
  • Non-US citizen students: 2.8%

Student Body

  Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
Female 47% 60%
Male 53% 40%
Part-time 10% 78%

Student Body Race or Ethnicity Tennessee Tech's student body's race/ethnicity White White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic Two or More Two or More Non-Resident Alien Non-Resident Alien Asian 1.9 All Other All Other
Student Body Race or Ethnicity


  • Average Incoming ACT score: 24
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18:1
  • Faculty (Fall 2020): 559 (headcount); 446 full-time (356 tenured/tenure-track, 90 non-tenure track); 113 adjunct (38 FTE)
  • Top 10 Undergraduate Programs by Enrollment: Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness; Biology; Business Management; Nursing; Elementary Education; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Agriculture; Electrical Engineering
  • Top 5 Graduate Programs by Enrollment: Curriculum & Instruction (M.A.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), Engineering (Ph.D.), Nursing (M.S.N.), Professional Studies (M.P.S.)
  • Fall-to-fall retention rate for first-time freshmen: 72.9%
  • Six-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen in Fall 2015: 59.9%
  • Angelo & Jennette Volpe LibraryThe Volpe Library has more than 600,000 books (physical and digital) and access to nearly 90,000 journals through more than 100 databases to fuel academic research. The collection also includes more than 7,500 DVDs and CDs, more than 40,000 microfiche and microfilm items, and a substantial University Archive for historical research about Tech and the region. It is a Federal Depository for publications of the U.S. government.


14 NCAA Division I teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, football, cross country, tennis and golf; and women’s basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, track, volleyball and golf. The football team is in the Football Championship Subdivision and all teams belong to the Ohio Valley Conference.

Athletic Facilities

Hooper Eblen Center

Hooper Eblen Center is a 9,852-seat arena that hosts volleyball, basketball and large campus events; two indoor tennis courts; a fitness center with a pool, handball courts, weight and meeting rooms. The Athletic Performance Center includes a 10,000-square foot turf practice field and a 10,000-square foot strength center. There are several practice fields, more than a dozen outdoor tennis courts, and an eight-lane track around Overall Field in Tucker Stadium, home to the football team.

Mascot: Awesome Eagle

The campus celebrates the beloved Awesome Eagle's birthday each year on February 14 with music, giveaways, cupcakes, and lots of fun! Awesome Eagle is a two-time, consecutive UCA National Championship title winner (2014-2015).

Awesome Eagle with Students


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