Cookeville – Building on last year’s successful recruitment efforts, Tennessee Tech is once again hosting the “Race to Tech: Diverse by Design” event on Friday, Nov. 4, starting at 9 a.m.
“This is the third year that we have held this event and have received a great response from interested students,” said Director of Admissions Frank Tittle. “This special visit day is really tailored to students from underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups and lets them see all the amazing things at Tech, as well as the all the support and resources that are available to them not only academically, but professionally and socially as well.”
Tech officials announced this fall that more than 2,900 new students enrolled, fueled by the largest freshmen class in nearly 10 years. This new class saw a 1.8% increase in the number of students of color and international students, with non-white students reaching nearly 20% of the student body.
Co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Visits, Race to Tech gives high school students several opportunities to network with current Tech students, faculty, alumni and staff. Current Tech students will also share their individual experiences about being a Golden Eagle, and prospective students are encouraged to ask questions about the different majors.
Students can register for the event by visiting tntech.edu/racetotech.
As Tech President Phil Oldham noted in September, “More students are recognizing the value of a Tennessee Tech education. With this large 23% increase in our freshman class, we see that our approach to making the costs of a Tech education transparent and affordable to more students, coupled with the highest return-on-investment of any public university in the state, resonates with both students and families.”
Tennessee Tech is ranked as the number one public university in the state, according to Money Magazine, as well as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200-plus programs of study, and Tech grads leave with the least debt of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.
Find out more at tntech.edu.