A report from the Tennessee Board of Regents shows Tennessee Tech University's 2010 entering fall freshman class has the system's highest average ACT scores and best overall high school grade point averages. TTU also experienced the largest enrollment increase this fall of all TBR four-year universities, up 6.3 percent from last fall to 11,526 students. The TBR oversees of six four-year universities and 13 community colleges statewide with a total fall enrollment of nearly 193,000 students.
"This is a positive indication that Tennessee's best and brightest students consider TTU their university of choice for helping them achieve their educational goals," said TTU President Bob Bell.
TTU's incoming freshmen class posted average ACT scores of 23.1 and average GPAs of 3.37. TBR's average ACT score of incoming first-time freshmen is 21.6 for universities and 18.4 for community colleges. The average high school GPA of incoming first-time freshmen is 3.21 for universities and 2.75 for community colleges. Every university and community college in the system saw enrollment increases from Fall 2009 to Fall 2010. Overall, TBR university headcount is up 4.5 percent and community college headcount is up 6.2 percent.