Tennessee Tech will be nationally recognized as a leading technological university in the South, providing academic, economic and cultural leadership in the region and producing practical, ready-to-work graduates from a broad range of academic disciplines prepared to excel in a technologically driven world.
Students at Tennessee Tech get more than a top-notch education. They learn to be leaders in their chosen careers and lifelong learners.
Partnerships between students and faculty combine disciplines and ideas in multi-disciplinary projects and research. Outside the classroom, they learn about cultures across the globe, discover how to be good citizens through service organizations and dozens of student clubs, gain exposure to the arts and build friendships across ages, backgrounds and interests.
Like our mascot, Awesome the golden eagle, TTU students are focused on their studies, fearless in pursuing their goals and their future, and committed to the campus and global communities.
With an enrollment of more than 10,500 students, TTU offers more than 40 undergraduate and 20 graduate degrees across eight academic colleges and schools: Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing.
Where you'll live
Tennessee Tech is located in Cookeville, a town of about 30,000. Cookeville s location approximately 82 miles east of Nashville, 109 miles west of Knoxville and 96 miles north of Chattanooga offers the best of both rural and urban living.
In your backyard (give or take a 20-minute drive)
We re located within minutes of three lakes Dale Hollow, Center Hill and Cordell Hull and near various scenic parks like Cane Creek, Burgess Falls and Fall Creek Falls. Swim, hike, canoe, boat, fish, hunt, backpack, picnic and camp to your heart s content in your new backyard.
You won t have to give up seeing live music and arts in this town. There s a drama center, a university based symphony, art galleries, museums and a world-renown craft center.
You can shop, go to the movies (even at a revived drive-in), visit local coffee shops, eat at a variety of restaurants (including Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and more), and play golf without making a dent in your gas budget.
And just down the road .
The Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Sounds play all within a little more than an hour s drive from Cookeville. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Grand Ole Opry are within driving distance too. The Cumberland County Playhouse is about a 40-minute trip. You can expand your campus in any direction and find a big city event if you need a quick getaway.