Thursday, October 19, 2017
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TTU’s Grads Have Lowest Debt In State

Tennessee Tech grads have the lowest debt of any school in the state.

That comes from U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 college rankings.

TTU Financial Aid Director Lester McKenzie said he was very pleased with the ranking.

“The office of financial aid’s goal is to make sure that students have all the information, make educated choices when determining how to pay for their college education,” McKenzie said.

Students have to go through two steps of counseling before taking out student loans, he said. Then there’s exit interviews before students can graduate.

“Our students are listening and doing a great job, not only at borrowing less, but paying back the loans they do borrow,” McKenzie said.

TTU was also ranked second in the state for graduation rate, first-year student retention rate and ACT score range.