Tennessee Tech­no­log­i­cal University

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Tennessee Technological University (TTU) is a public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee. TTU traces its roots back to 1909 when the-then University of Dixie was first founded. Today, TTU is the only technological university in the state of Tennessee and places an emphasis on STEM degrees (sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics), but also offers strong programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, agriculture, and human ecology, nursing, music, art, and interdisciplinary studies. TTU boasts several notable alumni, including (but not limited to) Grammy winners, Roger K. Crouch, an astronaut at NASA, several NFL players, and at least one U.S. congressman and senator.

Academic Programs

Tennessee Technological University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than forty baccalaureate degrees and at least twenty graduate-level degrees in addition to doctoral programs in education, engineering and environmental sciences. The university is made up of multiple colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Graduate Studies; College of Interdisciplinary Studies; the Appalachian Center for Craft; and the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing. The most popular undergraduate majors by enrollment include Mechanical Engineering; Multidisciplinary Studies; and Exercise Science.

TTU strives to promote research, scholarship and creative activities that engage faculty and students as well as external partners. TTU’s Office of Research and Economic Development is committed to creating and maintaining an open environment that encourages research and supports entrepreneurial activities across the campus. Its mission is to provide Education & Training; Information Infrastructure; Economic Incentive; and Innovation Systems.

Student Life

More than 11,000 students are enrolled at TTU, including just over 10,000 undergraduates. Undergraduate male students outnumber female students by nearly 3%. TTU provides student accommodation with options ranging from traditional residence halls, to coed suites and the Tech Village – an apartment complex located on the west side of TTU’s campus. TTU is located just minutes from three lakes, including Dale hallow, Center Hill, and Cordell Hull, and is also near several scenic parks. Cookeville and the surrounding area also offer students access to drama centers, a university based symphony, art galleries, museums, shops, dining, and more.

TTU’s varsity teams compete at the NCAA Division I-AA level and the school is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. TTU has more than a dozen varsity teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, football, cross country, tennis, and golf and women’s basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, track, volleyball and golf. TTU’s athletic facilities include the Hoober Eblen Center, a 9,000+-seat arena; an Athletic Performance Center which includes a 10,000-square foot turf practice field and a 10,000-square foot strength center; and an eight-lane track around Overall Field and Tucker Stadium, which is home to the football team.

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