About Tennessee Tech

As a comprehensive university, Tennessee Tech offers 44 bachelor’s and 20 graduate degree programs within six academic divisions: Agricultural and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education.

A university that the Princeton Review consistently calls one of the best in the Southeast, Tennessee Tech offers students the true college experience. The University is committed to the life-long success of students in its undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree granting programs through high-quality instruction and learning experiences.

The University is engaged in scholarly activity, especially basic and applied research, creative endeavors, and public service, with special emphasis on community and economic development. The University supports student participation in a broad array of extracurricular activities as an integral component of its commitment to student life and success.

Small Enrollment, Personalized Setting

Although our enrollment exceeds 11,500, more than half of our classes have fewer than 25 students. That means students are more than just a number here and that strong faculty/staff relationships are typical of an education at TTU. Students are immersed in experiential learning. They learn to write and direct plays, build robots, help cardiac patients with nutrition, improve nanotechnology, and more. Students also have the opportunity to join a Learning Village that will offer smaller, caring groups led by faculty within the larger community. TTU is the first public university in the state to offer these communities in which a student can become a lifetime member.

A Beautiful Place to Call Home

Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a town of about 25,000 residents, TTU offers the best of both rural and urban living. We’re situated near scenic state parks like Burgess Falls and Fall Creek Falls, yet around an hour from three of the state’s biggest metro areas – Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.

Consistent Top Rankings

Tennessee Tech University is one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. TTU was one of only three public universities in Tennessee and the only TBR institution on the 2010 list. TTU has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys, earning designation several years in a row as one of the nation’s best college educations for the cost. USNews & World Report has chosen TTU as one of the Top Public Schools in the South on multiple occasions, and the University has been chosen as a “Best Southeastern College” by The Princeton Review for several years. These accolades are a reflection of the commitment our university has toward the lifelong success of our students. Read more about the rankings and how they reflect our commitment to students.

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