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Tennessee Tech University



  • Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TPI) - The official name from 1915 until 1965. The TPI seal is displayed on the Derryberry clock tower.
  • Tennessee Technological University - In 1965, the university’s name changed to Tennessee Technological University. Supporters call the university “Tech” for short.


With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, Tech offers degrees from eight academic schools and colleges: Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing.


Tennessee Tech University (TTU) strives to promote research, scholarship and creative activities that engage faculty, students and external partners. The Office of Research and Economic Development is committed to fostering an open environment to not only encourage research but also support entrepreneurial endeavors across campus. Our efforts directly support the university's vision to provide academic, economic and cultural leadership and produce practical, ready-to-work graduates who are prepared to compete in today's technologically driven world.


The Center for Career Development is the university’s centralized career planning and employment center connecting students and alumni with career opportunities. 


Student services

SGA - Students have the opportunity to express their opinions and collaborate with university administrators through the Student Government Organization. 

Housing services

  • Residence Halls with Living & Learning Villages - All residence halls include: utilities (electricity, water, phone with voice mail, cable, and internet access/WiFi), electronic card (student I.D.) access, no-charge laundry facilities, community and study areas, and vending machines (drinks and snacks). Each room includes a desk, chair, chest of drawers, and bed with mattress for each resident.
  • Tech Village Apartments - Tech Village is our apartment option for students living on campus and is located on the northwest side of campus across Willow Ave. We strive to ensure our Tech Village apartments provide you with a comfortable and home-like environment at the lowest possible cost. 

Library services

Angelo & Jennette Volpe Library - The collection includes over 2,500 cubic feet of manuscripts, photographs, and archives from Tennessee Tech as well as surrounding people, businesses, and organizations of the Upper Cumberland. 

ICT services

Computers & TechnologyTechnology for Student Checkout - Items are checked out at the TECHcheck Desk on the main floor. 

Medical services

Tech's Health Services is located at the corner of 7th and Mahler Avenue (east side of Bell Hall near the railroad tracks). Our health care providers are experienced in treating various medical problems. We offer acute, urgent care, preventive care, immunizations, and allergy shots. Our professional staff includes a physician, family nurse practitioners (FNP), nurses, and a pharmacist. 

Student Life

Campus life

Tennessee Tech is located in Cookeville, a town of about 25,000. 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.

Sports facilities

  • The Tennessee Tech fitness center is an 80,000 square foot facility that houses intramural sports, health promotions, varsity spirit squads, aerobics classes, a 25 meter swimming pool, cardiovascular equipment, cable machines, free-weights, a 1/6 of a mile track and much more.
  • Through Intramural Sports, Tech students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in team sports and compete against each other in a recreational atmosphere. More than 20 leagues, tournaments and contests are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Active sports include volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, tennis, softball, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, kickball, flag football and more. 

Student clubs

  • Alpha Chi Phi Pi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Sigma
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Alpha Mu Gamma
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Psi Omega


Tennessee Technological University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404- 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tennessee Technological University.

Cookeville, Tennessee, United States

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