Tennessee Temple University

Tennessee Temple University

The Tennessee Temple University (TTU), which was founded in 1946, is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This four year private Christian university, which has a strong focus on liberal arts education, originated in the Tennessee Temple Schools founded by the Highland Park Baptist Church. Initially, it was a two year college and Bible school but over the years, it developed into a four-year college and seminary. University status was conferred on the institution in 1979.

Educational departments of the university include Bible, sign language, business studies, psychology and music. The athletic teams of TTU, which are known as the Crusaders, are part of the NCCAA and NAIA. Some of the alumni of TTU include Tommy Burnette (former House Majority leader, Tennessee House of Representatives) and Kevin Malone (former general manager, Los Angeles Dodgers).

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Tennessee Temple University
1815 Union Ave
Chattanooga , TN 37404
General Phone: (423) 493-4100

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Tennessee Temple University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy62general philosophy, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, theology, ministry, pre-ministerial studies, theological and ministerial studies, youth ministry, ...
Liberal Arts18sign language translation, English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, history, history courses
Education and Teaching15educational administration, educational supervision, educational admin and supervision, elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, biology teaching, history teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling12psychology, counseling psychology
Business and Management11business management, finance, marketing
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Music1music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Tennessee Temple University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree7427
Master's degree417
Associate's degree43
Doctor's degree - professional practice02
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years41

Tennessee Temple University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tennessee Temple University had a total enrollment of 623 students (501 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 66%
Women 34%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 11%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 13%
20-21 28%
22-24 23%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina4%
South Carolina2%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%

Tennessee Temple University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Tennessee Temple University Room and Board (2007)

Tennessee Temple University offers campus housing for 1,604 of its 501 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Chattanooga, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Tennessee Temple University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal355610
SAT Math335535
ACT Verbal1327
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1525

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT39%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT70%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Tennessee Temple University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,172
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,172
Room and board $ 5,930
Room charge $ 2,358
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,572
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 3,600

Financial Aid:
Tennessee Temple University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 352400)

Tennessee Temple University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$37,3330*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$38,5710*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year1*1*
Assistant professoracademic year6$38,0831*
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year10$39,7004$33,125

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Tennessee Temple University Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports044

Tennessee Temple University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
History, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Philosophy, Other
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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