Best Engineering Schools in Tennessee

By | April 29, 2018

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.

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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%

Some National Historic Landmarks in Tennessee

  • Pinson Mounds (“Pinson Mounds”) is a group of mounds in Madison County built by the Indians of the Woodland period in the 1st-6th centuries.
  • Chucalissa is a site of archaeological finds of the Mississippian culture dating back to the 11th-16th centuries. Located in the city of Memphis.
  • Fort Loudon near the city of Vaunor is the first settlement created in Tennessee by British colonists. Built in 1756.
  • The mansion of the famous statesman William Blount in Knoxville. Built in 1792.
  • House in the city of Columbia, where the future 11th US President James Polk lived in his youth . Built in 1816.
  • Montgomery Bell Tunnel, built in 1819 to divert water near the town of White Bluff. It is considered the first full-length tunnel built in the United States.
  • Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7 is the oldest surviving public building in the city of Franklin. It is known as the site of negotiations between the US government and the Indians for resettlement west to Oklahoma. Built in 1823.
  • The Hermitage is a house-museum near the city of Nashville, where the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, lived. Built in 1835.
  • Rattle and Snap is a Neo-Greek mansion in Mount Pleasant built in 1845.
  • Old First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, built in neo-Egyptian style in 1846.
  • The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, built 1845–1859.
  • Fort Pillow in the Henning area, which played an important role during the American Civil War. Built in 1861.
  • The site of the battle in the city of Franklin, which took place on November 30, 1864 during the American Civil War.
  • Peabody College in Nashville, founded in 1875 for teacher training.
  • Jubilee Hall is the oldest building at Fisk University in Nashville. Built in 1876.
  • The Ryman Auditorium is a concert hall in Nashville built in 1892.
  • The Beale Street Historic District in Memphis, which has played an important role in the history of blues music. Built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • The Mountain Branch of the National Disabled Volunteer Home is a nursing home established in 1901 by the US government in Johnson City for Civil War veteran soldiers. Mountain Home National Cemetery is also located here.
  • The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, built in the Beaux-arts style in 1908.
  • World War I hero Alvin York ‘s farm in Pall Mall. Built in 1922.
  • Rea County Courthouse in Dayton, built in 1891. It is known for the fact that in 1925 a high-profile case was held in it to ban the teaching of the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin in schools.
  • River steamer Delta Queen (“Queen of the Delta”), built in 1927.
  • Graceland is a manor in the city of Memphis, owned by the famous musician Elvis Presley. Built in 1939.
  • Sun Studio is a recording studio in Memphis, where many country music and rock and roll stars recorded in the fifties of the XX century. Built in 1950.