Tennessee Tech ranks 135th among the nation’s public universities according to the latest data from U.S. News & World Report, second in the state to only the University Of Tennessee.
The university ranked 249th among all universities nationally. Tech’s Business, Computer Science, Engineering and Nursing programs are received recognition. In addition, Tech was named to the “A+ Schools For B Students List” for its academic quality, first-year retention rates, and high school class standings.
The report recognized Tech for the lowest median debt of all public university graduates in the state. The median federal loan debt among undergraduate borrowers with a degree is $15,650.
Tech ranked higher than its sister universities in the state among all universities. Middle Tennessee State finished 304 and East Tennessee State ranked 320. UT-Martin did not make the list.
Among all universities in the state, Vanderbilt ranked #18. Tennessee, Belmont, and Lipscomb ranked ahead of Tennessee Tech.
U.S. News and World Reports ranks schools on 19 measures. The outlet changed some of its methodology in the 2024 report in an effort to place more emphasis on outcomes and social mobility.