Best Engineering Schools in Tennessee

This article features top engineering colleges in Tennessee that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Tennessee, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

Best Engineering Schools in Tennessee

National Ranking Tennessee Top Engineering Programs
37 Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Overall acceptance rate: 15.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 771
Tuition: Full-time: $1,680 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 450
Research expenditures per faculty member: $738,541
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $62,776,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.4%
71 University of Tennessee–Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
Overall acceptance rate: 19.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 759
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,494 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,636 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 916
Research expenditures per faculty member: $372,359
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $56,971,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.6%
172 Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
Overall acceptance rate: 22.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $6,088 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $18,616 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 93
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): N/A
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
173 Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN)
Overall acceptance rate: 56.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 717
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,500 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $18,580 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 151
Research expenditures per faculty member: $50,000
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $3,800,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
183 University of Memphis (Herff) (Memphis, TN)
Overall acceptance rate: 74.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 734
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,686 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $18,864 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 237
Research expenditures per faculty member: $154,934
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $7,746,719
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

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