Tennessee Technological University

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Tennessee Technological University, or Tennessee Tech, is a public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, that enrolls approximately 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students a year. The school emphasizes undergraduate degrees in engineering and technology, liberal arts, education, agriculture, and nursing. Graduate degrees focus on liberal arts, engineering, education, and business.

U.S. News & World Report considers Tennessee Tech to be one of the top eight public institutions in the Southern United States. The Princeton Review considers it a Best Value College.

Tennessee Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Online Degrees and Programs

In addition to teacher education programs and non-credit classes, Tennessee Tech also offers students the opportunity to pursue undergraduate degrees online in the fields of accounting, professional studies, and interdisciplinary studies.  Online graduate degrees include the MBA, exercise studies, education, professional studies, and nursing.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

Tennessee Tech is divided into 28 departments and five programs. Departments include:

• Chemistry
• Accounting & Law
• English & Communications
• History
• Nursing
• Agriculture
• Biology
• Physics
• Web Design
• Chemical Engineering
• Earth Sciences
• Education
• Computer Science
• Foreign Languages
• Mathematics
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Psychology
• Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Electrical and Computer Engineering
• Sociology and Political Science
• Decision Sciences and Management
• Music and Art
• World Cultures and Business
• Mechanical Engineering
• Human Ecology
• Economics, Finance and Marketing
• Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Wellness
• Manufacturing and Industrial Technology The five programs are:
• Distance MBA
• Educational Technology
• Cooperative Education
• Honors
• Military Science

Financial Aid

Students attending Tennessee Tech are eligible to receive federal and state grants and loans and institutional scholarships distributed both on merit and need.  Additionally, Tennessee Tech participates in the state’s Lottery Scholarship Program which gives scholarships and grants to in-state students funded by lottery sales.


The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles participate in the Ohio Valley Conference.  Six men’s intercollegiate sports include basketball, football, golf, tennis, baseball, and cross country.  Eight women’s teams are fielded for cross country, basketball, golf, softball, soccer, track and field (both indoor and outdoor) and volleyball.


Tennessee Tech operates both traditional residence halls and apartment-style suite accommodations. Male-only residence halls include Browning Hall and Evins Hall.  Crawford Hall is female-only.  Cooper, Dunn, Ellington, Pinkerton, and Warf halls are all co-ed.  Business students are housed in Jobe Hall, while engineering students are housed in McCord Hall and Maddox Hall.  International students generally live in MS Cooper Hall.  The students in the university’s honors program live in Murphy Hall.  Both suite-style residences, New Hall North and New Hall South, are co-ed.

General Information

Admission Office
Office of Admissions
Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(931) 372-3888
(800) 255-8881
Fax: (931) 372-6250
Contact: Vanessa Palmer
Main Address
PO Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(931) 372-3888
Total undergrads: 8,438
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,677
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,102
Graduate enrollment: 2,355

Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $15
Online application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 91%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Horticultural Services B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping B
Plant/Nursery Operations B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Ceramics B
Drawing B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General Performance B
Painting B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
General Management B
Human Resource Management B
Labor/Personnel Relations B
Management Information Systems B
Product Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Communications Technologies
Communications Technologies – General B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Web/Multimedia Design B

Agricultural Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Community Services B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Housing Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Fishing/Fisheries B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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