Tennessee Tech University named ‘A+’ school by U.S. News
Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | September 10, 2019 6:27 am
Tennessee Tech University has been ranked as one of the top universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
In its annual rankings, Tech is one of only three public universities in the state that are ranked, coming in at #135 among national public universities (#272 overall). This year marks Techs’ return to the top tier of the rankings and its fourth consecutive year in the publication’s overall listings of Best National Universities.
Tech was also named to the magazine’s “A+ Schools for B Students” list. The criteria for this list include high academic quality, high first-year retention rate, and high school class standing and standardized test score. Tech is the only Tennessee public university in the list’s national university category.
“A Tech education leads to real-world skills and real-world opportunities,” said Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham. “We place value on providing all of our students with a world-class education.”
According to U.S. News, 15 indicators of academic quality are used to determine a school’s rankings. A total of 381 national universities are listed in the rankings, with 292 in the top tier.
In comparison to all other Tennessee public universities, Tech has:
•The second-highest graduation rate
•The second-highest first-year student retention rate
•The second-highest ACT score range
•The highest number of classes under 20 students
Tech’s College of Engineering was ranked #170 in the publication’s “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Rankings (Doctorate)” listing, with the College of Business being ranked as a top national business college (#380).
Tennessee Tech offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees across nine schools and colleges: Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing.