Best Engineering colleges in Tennessee

Why a degree in engineering?

Let’s face it, you’re smart. You passed science and math classes with flying colors, and you are the “go-to” when it comes to computer help. You probably took apart a lot of things in your childhood just to see how they worked. Now here you are, ready to literally build the future.

How to prepare for an engineering degree

Engineering has a lot of positives. As suspected, student debt won’t be a concern since finding an engineering career with a starting salary less than $55,000 or an average salary less than $85,000 is more difficult than learning the RubixCube pattern. If money isn’t your driving factor, how about the 85% of engineers who are satisfied with their jobs*, despite longer workdays.

It’s the challenges every day that keep engineers and their ticking minds happy. So if you think you can hack it out with the best of them, brush the dust off that TI84 and get ready. It really is rocket science.

*Evaluation Enginering, EE-Evaluation Engineering’s 2013 salary survey, http://www.evaluationengineering.com/articles/201308/work-life-balance-key-to-job-satisfaction.php

Best Engineering colleges in Tennessee for 2021

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 72 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,036 Engineering students graduated with students earning 670 Bachelor's degrees, 221 Master's degrees, 132 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Certificates.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
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Vanderbilt University offers 27 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 477 Engineering students graduated with students earning 339 Bachelor's degrees, 98 Doctoral degrees, and 40 Master's degrees.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

University of Memphis offers 24 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 273 Engineering students graduated with students earning 211 Bachelor's degrees, 44 Master's degrees, 11 Certificates, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

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Tennessee Technological University offers 15 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 465 Engineering students graduated with students earning 409 Bachelor's degrees, 36 Master's degrees, and 20 Doctoral degrees.

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga offers 14 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 302 Engineering students graduated with students earning 244 Bachelor's degrees, 52 Master's degrees, and 6 Certificates.

Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University offers 9 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 48 Engineering students graduated with students earning 44 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Tennessee State University offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 100 Engineering students graduated with students earning 72 Bachelor's degrees, 21 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Middle Tennessee State University offers 7 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 277 Engineering students graduated with students earning 188 Bachelor's degrees, and 89 Master's degrees.

East Tennessee State University offers 6 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 107 Engineering students graduated with students earning 75 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Austin Peay State University offers 4 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 50 Engineering students graduated with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Associate's degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

List of all Engineering colleges in Tennessee

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Logo The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville, TN
3/5
18 : 1 29,460
Vanderbilt University Logo Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
11 : 1 13,131
University of Memphis Logo University of Memphis Memphis, TN
3/5
24 : 1 21,685
Tennessee Technological University Logo Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN
3/5
24 : 1 10,140
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Logo The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
3/5
23 : 1 11,651
Pellissippi State Community College Logo Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN
2/5
46 : 1 10,694
Southwest Tennessee Community College Logo Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
2/5
48 : 1 9,433
Chattanooga State Community College Logo Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN
2/5
33 : 1 8,050
Christian Brothers University Logo Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN
5/5
18 : 1 1,968
Lipscomb University Logo Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
5/5
20 : 1 4,595
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Logo The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN
3/5
10 : 1 3,252
Tennessee State University Logo Tennessee State University Nashville, TN
3/5
25 : 1 8,081
Middle Tennessee State University Logo Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
3/5
23 : 1 21,721
Motlow State Community College Logo Motlow State Community College Tullahoma, TN
2/5
54 : 1 6,992
Walters State Community College Logo Walters State Community College Morristown, TN
2/5
38 : 1 6,279
East Tennessee State University Logo East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
3/5
23 : 1 14,191
Austin Peay State University Logo Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
3/5
29 : 1 11,048
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville Logo Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville Shelbyville, TN     484
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville Logo Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville Crossville, TN     514
Northeast State Community College Logo Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN
2/5
48 : 1 6,085

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