Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University, also known as Tennessee Tech or TTU, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, United States. It was established in 1915. Tennessee Tech is ranked among the Top eight Public Schools in the South in U.S. News & World Report's 2007 edition of "America's Best Colleges". The university confers a variety of degrees and certificates through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agricultural and Human Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education

The athletic teams of TTU are known as the Golden Eagles. They compete in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Disclaimer: Information on this page was not provided or commissioned by the featured school. Information has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the featured school.

Contacting Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University
1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville , TN 38505-0001
General Phone: (931) 372-3223

Tennessee Technological University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching605curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education
Liberal Arts462foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management322business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, marketing
Engineering253engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Science113biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Computer Science and Engineering63computer science, web design, computer engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing
Family and Social Work47family and consumer science
Engineering Technician47industrial tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy42health and physical education
Agricultural Science and Management37agriculture
Therapy and Counseling36psychology
Media21communication and journalism
Conservation and Resource Management16environmental studies, wildlife management
Fine Arts8fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Tennessee Technological University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,45039
Doctor's degree243
Master's degree42517
Post-master's certificate2583

Tennessee Technological University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tennessee Technological University had a total enrollment of 10,321 students (8,615 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 24%
22-24 18%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Tennessee Technological University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 44 %

Tennessee Technological University Room and Board (2007)

Tennessee Technological University offers campus housing for 2,282 of its 8,615 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Cookeville, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Tennessee Technological University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470620
SAT Math510650
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Tennessee Technological University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,216
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,108
Room and board $ 7,290
Room charge $ 3,420
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,552
Books and supplies $ 1,550
Other expenses $ 2,995

Financial Aid:
Tennessee Technological University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 352300)

Tennessee Technological University Faculty

Tennessee Technological University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3641
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1624

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*5$61,590
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$66,3747$63,896

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year118$78,08026$74,105
Associate professoracademic year50$67,72129$59,542
Assistant professoracademic year33$54,25855$51,227
Instructoracademic year21$39,09324$38,040
All faculty totalacademic year222$68,518134$55,104

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Tennessee Technological University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ohio Valley Conference
Basketball Ohio Valley Conference
Baseball Ohio Valley Conference
Track Ohio Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2283105

Tennessee Technological University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Tennessee Technological University Highlights

(Details are provided further down on this page.)

What Sets Tennessee Technological University Apart:

% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 3%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Tennessee Technological University Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Tennessee Technological University Number of degree programs
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Tennessee Technological University % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Tennessee Technological University % of degrees in engineering
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Tennessee Technological University Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Tennessee Technological University Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top