Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University Admissions and School Info

Tennessee Technological University is located on 235 acres in Cookeville, Tennessee. It is Tennessee's only university dedicated to offering programs in engineering, sciences and related degree programs.

General Information about Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University, better known as Tennessee Tech, is located in Cookeville, Tennessee. Tennessee Tech has consistently been ranked as one of the best public universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in programs in subjects such as art, engineering, business, agriculture and education.

The university is wholly accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and colleges and schools within the university are accredited by relevant professional organizations. The College of Business was named in the publication The Best 237 Business Schools in the World.

Tennessee Technological University Admissions and Enrollment Information

Students may apply to Tennessee Tech online or by sending in a paper application. Admission is based on high school grades and test scores. Students under the age of 21 applying for undergraduate admissions must submit an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores. Applicants over 21 must supply scores from the computer-adaptive college placement (COMPASS) test. Students who may not meet minimum grade and test score requirements may submit a letter of explanation with their application.

Tennessee Technological University Colleges and Schools

College of Agricultural and Human Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Tennessee Tech provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its three schools: School of Agriculture, School of Human Ecology and the School of Nursing. Academic programs include pre-veterinary studies, agribusiness, nursing, and family and consumer science education. Hands-on applications of agriculture are studied at the Tech Farm, the university's working farm.

College of Arts and Sciences

Housing 14 academic programs including biology, computer science, history, foreign language and mathematics, the College of Arts and Sciences hosts the most degree programs of any college at Tennessee Tech. Students having trouble choosing a major field of study are offered advising through the College of Arts and Sciences Student Success Center. Graduate students in the Department of Biology have the opportunity to conduct research at the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research, a research partnership between the federal government, the state of Tennessee and Tennessee Tech.

College of Business

Undergraduate students in the College of Business take general education courses, core business courses and courses in their field of concentration. Concentrations include accounting, finance, marketing, business management and economics. A pre-law concentration is available for students who plan on pursuing a business law degree. Graduate students may earn the Master of Business Administration on campus or online.

College of Education

Teacher education has been part of Tennessee Tech since it opened in 1915. The College of Education includes teacher education programs, counseling and psychology programs and fine arts instruction. Graduate program programs in education include a Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning program. Early childhood education students have the opportunity to work in the university's own child development laboratory, which provides childcare for faculty and students.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering offers bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in chemical, civil, industrial, electrical and mechanical engineering. Undergraduate students may follow a basic engineering curriculum instead of picking a specialized engineering field. Engineering students may opt to participate in Tennessee Tech's Cooperative Education program, earning credits while gaining work experience.

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies students design a degree program that fits their needs and interests. Programs developed through this school often cross school boundaries and thus are deemed cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary. Students enrolled in this school may apply for up to six life-experience credits for work related to their field of study.

Graduate School

Opened in 1958, the Graduate School's main function is to coordinate graduate programs through Tennessee Tech's colleges. Approximately 23 graduate degree programs are available. All graduate students apply to these programs through the graduate school application process.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001
  • Phone Number: (931) 372-3223