Tennessee Technological University

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School Overview

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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.

Athletics

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.

Housing

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
Admissions
Main
Address

PO Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(931) 372-3888
www.tntech.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,438
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 1,677
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,102
Graduate enrollment: 2,355

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

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

Education
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

Engineering
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
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies A

Mathematics
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
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.

Tennessee Technological University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(931) 372-3223
Website:www.tntech.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.tntech.edu/admissions/
Address:1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,493
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):51%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,365 (42% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,203
Out-of-state Tuition:$24,067
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,437

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Tennessee Technological University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Tennessee Technological University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Education3441
Engineering541
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs111
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation211
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences31
Psychology1
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total440183

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Tennessee Technological University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Grand total113

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Tennessee Technological University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,203
Out-of-state$24,067
Books and supplies$2,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,371
Out-of-state$24,891

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,82797%
Grant or scholarship aid1,78295%$8,437
Student loan aid85045%$5,176

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid8,30981%$9,111
Federal student loans4,48443%$5,584

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Tennessee Technological University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Tennessee Technological University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,9403,1132,827
Percent admitted100%68%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%29%25%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tennessee Technological University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment10,493
Undergraduate enrollment9,438
Graduate enrollment1,055

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Tennessee Technological University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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