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Tennessee Tech Demographics & Diversity

Cookeville, Tennessee

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Tennessee Tech are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Tennessee Technological University students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 17% more male students than female students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Tennessee Tech has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Tennessee Technological University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for Tennessee Technological University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,482
Women 4,704

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Tennessee Tech serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Tennessee Technological University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,227 per year

37% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 12.1%
Part time Undergrads 8.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221847 IPEDS survey data for Tennessee Technological University.