Tennessee Tech University

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Basic Information

Phone Number: +1-931-372-3634
Fax Number: +1-931-372-3674
Address: 1 William L. Jones Drive │ Derryberry Hall 135 / Box 5093 │ Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

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Additional Information

President: Philip Oldham
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Public
Religious Affiliation: None
Gender Preference: Coed
Historical Black College/University: No
Hispanic Serving Institute: No
School Setting:

Tennessee Tech University (TTU) is a comprehensive public university based in the State of Tennessee which is located in the South. TTU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools in the South in the U.S. and as one of The Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges. TTU was also ranked #9 most affordable universities in all of the USA. Tennessee Tech University is committed to providing strong academic instruction while offering students an affordable choice. With a student population of 10,800 with 1100 international students. Student who attend TTU can be part of a true Global Village being a student at TTU!

School Size: 10,800
Classroom Size: 30 to 100
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20/1
Housing Availability:


Type of Housing: dormitories for men, dormitories for women only, coed dormitories
Diversity: 11% of the student population are international students


Financial Aid:

partial scholarships available, no full scholarships

Disability Services:


Greek Life: Yes

The mission of the Office of Student Activities is to promote a variety of cultural, educational and entertainment events and programs for the campus community; manage the University Center; and provide advisement and supervision to registered campus organizations.

Sports: TTU has several teams, men's sports are: Basketball, American Football, baseball, tennis, cross country and gold women's sports are Basketball, Soccer, softball, volleyball, cross country and golf.
School Championships:

Tennessee Tech's men's tennis team is the OVC champions;

Majors: Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Business Management and Production & Operations Management, Economics, Finance, International Business and Marketing, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Environmental Sustainability, Art, Housing and Design, Master of Business Administration (MBA),
Computer Capabilities:

wifi available all over campus

Application/Transfer Deadlines: students from abroad, deadline is June 1st for fall, students in the USA, the deadline is July 30th, for spring semester, the deadline for students coming from abroad is October 15th, for students in the USA, the deadline is November 15th.
Parking Spaces/Availability:

parking is a available at a fee

Summer Sessions:

summer sessions are available for continuing students; new students are not encouraged to start in the summer semester.

International Students:

988 international students attend TTU; from Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Kuwait, India, Brazil and South Korea

Study Abroad: TTU host a study abroad program in which TTU students can go abroad for up to 1 year,
Notes/School Information:

all of TTU's majors are accredited:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • ABET - formerly Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) - formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

TTU has many awards and rankings

  • College Atlas-TTU was ranked #9 for Affordability, Academic Qualify and Accessibility among the Top 100 overall Out of State A-list rankings.
  • TTU was also ranked #2 in the South for Affordability, Academic Qualify and Accessibility
  • The Princeton Review-TTU is among the best in the Southeast: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • The College of Business is among the best 301 business schools: 2012
  • TTU is a best value college: 2007, 2008, 2010
  • U.S. News & World Report-TTU is one of the top public universities: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • TTU is among the top regional universities in the South: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • TTU graduates leave with the least debt in the South: 2011, 2015
  • SmartAsset-TTU is in the top three best value universities in Tennessee, and the top public university in the ranking: 2015
  • AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranks TTU's MBA program in their list of the Top 30 MBA programs
  • Washington Monthly-TTU is among the universities that provide the best bang for your buck: 2013, 2014. In 2014, TTU was top in the state.
  • GetEducated.com-The College of Business is among the best and most affordable AACSB-accredited online MBA programs: 2014. TTU was among the top 15 universities on the list and the top school in Tennessee.
  • GetEducated.com also lists our program a "Best Buy" and ranks us #15 on their list of 2013 Best Online Programs.
  • OnlineMastersPrograms.org-TTU's online finance concentration in the MBA program is among the 46 best programs of its kind in the country.
  • TTU was the only university in the state to make the 2015 list.
  • Payscale.com-Based on total cost and alumni earnings, TTU provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in the state and across Tennessee, TTU ranks third overall: 2014
  • TTU graduates have the highest mid-career salary potential of any public university graduates in Tennessee: 2014