Tennessee Tech named among top graduate schools in the country

Tennessee Tech University’s College of Graduate Studies has been named among the top 250 graduate schools in the nation according to Abound, a college guidance system for degree-seeking adults.

Abound’s 2024 rankings also named Tech among the top graduate schools in Tennessee and the top public graduate schools in the nation. The recognition comes as Tech is waiving graduate school application fees for domestic students throughout the month of May and as the state recently expanded the HOPE lottery scholarship to include eligibility for the first year of graduate studies.

Tech offers more than 60 graduate programs and concentrations, including recent additions such as its online Master of Arts in Learning, Design and Technology and plans for a new Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering beginning in spring 2025, pending Tennessee Higher Education Commission approval.

“We’re honored to celebrate Tennessee Tech University’s unparalleled graduate-level programming,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer at Abound. “Tennessee Tech masterfully merges knowledge and skill to graduate talented professionals who can help close today’s ever-growing skills gap.”

“The typical rankings of colleges and universities tend to vet schools without nuance, paying attention only to numbers and enrollment data. We at Abound assess grad schools, one by one, to be sure that they offer a valuable graduate student experience,” added Schritter. “It’s inspiring to see Tennessee Tech University caring for each individual student, preparing them to achieve their goals and make a positive impact on their lives and their communities.”

Julie Baker, interim associate provost and dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Tech, said the rankings are a testament to the quality of the Tech’s graduate-level faculty and students.

“Tennessee Tech is making a postgraduate education affordable and achievable for more students of all ages in Tennessee and beyond,” said Baker. “A graduate degree from our university equips students with practical tools to advance their careers from world-class faculty who are committed to their success. With expanded HOPE scholarship opportunities and waived application costs for domestic students during the month of May, the decision to apply has never been easier.”

The College of Graduate Studies’ application deadline for fall 2024 is July 1. Learn more and apply online at tntech.edu/graduatestudies/how-apply.php.

Learn more about Abound’s 2024 graduate school rankings at abound.college/gradschool/.