Tennessee Tech University

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Basic Information

Address: PO BOX 5093, Cookeville TN 38505
Phone Number: 19313723634
Fax Number: 931-372-3674
President: Philip Oldham

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Additional Information

School Type: Higher Education 4 years, Masters, PHD, Language Center, Pre-Medicine
Organization Affiliation: SACSCOC
Degrees Offered:

Bachelors of Art, Bachelors of Science, MBA, Masters of Arts, Masters of Science, PHD, and EDS

School Setting:

Rural, surrounded by 4 State parks

School Size: 10,900
Classroom Size: 15 to 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1 to 20
School Holidays: https://www.tntech.edu/academics/calendar.php
Housing Availability:


Housing Type: on campus, off campus, homestay
Diversity: 5% international 10% diverse

$4800 for ESL per semester; tuition $13,000 out of state, $5500 in state per semester

Financial Aid:

scholarship deadline December 15th, 2021 and US applicants-use FAFSA

Disability Services:



over 500 student clubs


Division 1
Varsity teams 6 men's & 7 women's

School Championships:

Tennis team Ohio Valley Conference

Parking Spaces/Availability:




Cellular & Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology
Health Sciences
Marine Biology

Applied Chemistry
Pure Chemistry

Creative Writing
Professional and Technical Communication
Rhetoric and Language

Foreign Language - French
Foreign Language - German
Foreign Language - Spanish

Environmental Geology
Geographic Information Systems

History - B.A.
History - B.S.


no concentration
Applied Physics

Legal Studies

Criminology & Criminal Justice
Social Work Concentration

Wildlife Science
Fisheries Science
Conservation Biology

Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Sciences and Management
Environmental Agriscience
Ag Engineering Tech
Agronomy and Soils
Animal Science
Nursery/Landscape Management
Animal Science Pre-Veterinary
Turfgrass Management

Child Dev & Fam Relations (Non-Lic)
Child Life
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Nutrition and Dietetics
Merchandising and Design
Housing & Design

Upper Division Nursing

Basic Business
Business & Information Technology
Business Intelligence & Analytics
Human Resource Management
General Management
Production & Operations Management
Internat'l Bus and Cultures

Communication Studies

Environmental & Sustainability Studies/Environmental Science
Environmental & Sustainability Studies / Society, Culture & Communication
Environmental & Sustainability Studies / Environmental Technology

Interdisciplinary Studies

Organizational Leadership
Information Technology
Health Administration
International Organizational Leadership

Art Education
Crafts Certificate

Music Education Instrumental
Music Education Vocal/General

Exercise Physiology
Fitness and Wellness
Licensure (old HPED major)
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Athletic Training
Physical Education Practitioner
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Physical Therapy
Sport Administration

non-degree Educational classes

Early Childhood Education-Licensure
Early Childhood Practitioner

Elementary Education

Computer Science Education
English as a Second Lang (Pre K-12)
General Non-Licensure
Middle School English 6-8
Middle Sch Social Studies 6-8
Middle School Math 6-8
Middle School Science 6-8

Sec Ed - English
Sec Ed - French
Sec Ed - German
Sec Ed - Mathematics
Sec Ed - Science/Biology
Sec Ed - Science/Chemistry
Sec Ed - Science/Earth and Space Science
Sec Ed - Science/Physics
Sec Ed - Non-Licensure
Sec Ed - Social Studies/History
Sec Ed - Social Studies/Geography
Sec Ed - Social Studies/Economics
Sec Ed - Social Studies/Political Science
Sec Ed - Spanish
Speech, Comm & Theatre

Special Ed - Comprehensive Prog
Special Ed - Comprehensive Prog (K-12)
Special Ed Interventionist 6-12 English
Special Ed Interventionist 6-12 History
Special Ed Interventionist K-8
Special Ed Interventionist 6-12 Math
Special Ed Interventionist 6-12 Biology
Special Ed Practitioner

Basic Engineering
General Engineering

Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering

no concentration
Bio-Molecular Engineering

Computer Science
Information Assurance & Cybersecurity
Data Science
High Peformance Computing

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

Engineering Technology Management

Mechanical Engineering
Vehicle Engineering

Special Program-Non Degree

Computer Capabilities:

Super Computing major

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Scholarship Deadline is December 15th, 2021 for FALL 2022
graduate studies has different deadlines
Spring 2022 --The application submission deadline is November 1.
Graduate International Applicants
Please select Entry Term to Apply:

Spring 2022--The application submission deadline is October 1.

Summer 2022--The application submission deadline is March 1.

Fall 2022--The application submission deadline is May 1.

Summer 2022--The application submission deadline is May 1.

Fall 2022--The application submission deadline is July 1.

International Students:

yes, over 300

Mission Statement:

Mission of Tennessee Tech University
Tennessee’s technological university creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Core values are those values that should be an integral part of the organization and the individuals that serve as agents of the organization. Below is a list of the six(6) core values critical to the success of the CMR:

Commitment to Personal and Scholarly Integrity
Commitment to Excellence
Commitment to Personal/Professional Development
Valuing Partnerships, Cooperation, and Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Summer Sessions:

Summer session available in 3 formats
2 four week terms
or a class over 8 weeks.

the ESL program operates a 7 week term and a 5 week term.

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Barry E Wilmore, NASA Astronaut
Roger K Crouch, NASA Astronaut
Harry Stonecipher, CEO of Boeing
Rodney Atkins, Country Singer
Scott Stallings American professional golfer
Jake Hoot, NBA the Voice Tv competition Winner Season 17
Rich Froning Jr. American professional CrossFit athlete CrossFit Games "Fittest Man on Earth" four times with his first-place finish in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
Trae Crowder is an American comedian and co-author of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto

School History:

Tennessee Technological University was established by an act of the General Assembly in 1915 and opened its doors to students the following year. The University began operation on the campus which had belonged to Dixie College, a private institution founded in 1911. The purchase of the Dixie campus property and the erection of two dormitories, East and West Halls, were funded by Putnam County and the city of Cookeville. Since then, the growth of the institution has been closely interwoven with the development of the Upper Cumberland region.

From 1916 to 1924, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute offered work only on a high school and junior college level. By 1929, however, the Tennessee Board of Education had authorized a complete college program, and the first class of four-year graduates received their baccalaureate degrees in June.

In 1938 the instructional program was reorganized into two main divisions: the Arts and Sciences and the Professional and Technical Subjects. These divisions were renamed schools nine years later. In 1949, the administrative structure was expanded into five schools consisting of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Home Economics (now Agricultural and Human Sciences), Business Administration, Education, and Engineering. In 1950, the department of Military Science was added and in 1951 commissioned its first class of officers. The Graduate School program was authorized in 1958. The five undergraduate schools were designated as colleges in 1965, when Tennessee Polytechnic Institute gained university status and changed its name to Tennessee Technological University. In 1980, the School of Nursing began classes. In 2001, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education was established. In 2006, it was reorganized and renamed Extended Programs and Regional Development and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Since 1972, the University has been governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. In 2006, the Schools of Agriculture, Human Ecology, and Nursing were incorporated into the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences.