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Tennessee Technological University

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Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a small city approximately seventy miles east of Nashville. It was formerly known as Tennessee Polytechnic Instititute, and, before that as Dixie College, the name under which it was founded in 1916. It places special emphasis on undergraduate education in fields related to engineering and technology, although degrees in education, liberal arts, agriculture, nursing, and other fields of study can be pursued as well. Additionally, there are graduate offerings in engineering, education, business, and the liberal arts. It is operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and its athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Tennessee Tech is ranked among the Top Public Schools in the South and among the Top 40 Best Universities-Master's in U.S. News & World Report's 2005 edition of "America's Best Colleges." TTU was also ranked among the Top Public Schools in the South in the 2003 and 2005 college guides. The Princeton Review also listed TTU as "Best Southeastern College."

Tennessee Tech today enrolls approximately 7,300 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, and its campus has 87 buildings on 235 acres (0.95 km²) in north Cookeville.

Quick Facts

  • Tennessee Tech scores #1 on the TBR Report Card every year.

TTU captured seven first- or second-place rankings among universities on the recent Tennessee Board of Regents Report Card. TTU has been the top scorer in the TBR since the report cardís inception.

  • Tennessee Tech alumni are the most satisfied.*

92% of TTU alumni surveyed reported satisfaction with their education ó more than those at all other TBR universities.

  • Tennessee Tech graduates the highest percentage of students.*

TTUís persistence to graduation rate is 53% ó higher than any other TBR university.

  • TTUís engineers enjoy top reputations in industry.

TTU engineering and technology graduates were recognized by 99% of respondents in a recent survey of employers as "excellent employees," and they're recognized by co-op employers as having strong education, technical skills and work ethic. And they have the ability to learn new skills and process information on the job.

  • TTU's education graduates have the 21st century in hand.

The College of Education is home to a state-of-the-art center for technology and media production, multi-media classrooms, and the most innovative doctoral program in Tennessee. TTU education degree programs are available through several off-campus efforts. Additionally, the College houses the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, the Appalachian Center for Crafts and the Child Development Centeróall highly rated in their fields.

  • TTU's nursing graduates continue to make a difference.

TTU's nursing graduates have achieved an average 93% success rate on the licensure exam for the last nine years. As a member of the TBR Nursing Consortium, TTU helped initiate the Master's of Science in Nursing through the Regents Online Degree Program.

  • TTU's agriculture/human ecology students lead the way, study in style.

Seven TTU agriculture/human ecology students hold state or national offices in premier organizations in their fields. In 2004, the School of Human Ecology completed a $100,000+ upgrade of its Housing and Design Studio, making it a state-of-the-art facility for computer aided drafting.

  • TTU's business students excel.

In three recent years, TTU business students have earned the Tennessee Society of CPA's Royston Award for the top accounting students statewide. For the second consecutive year, a TTU business student finished among the top two in the nation in the American Production and Inventory Control student paper competition.

  • TTU's arts and sciences graduates are technology savvy.

Every major arts and sciences program offers a course or other experience to ensure students receive up-to-date analytical, computational and multi-media skills using current technology.

  • TTU's athletic programs are among the best in the Ohio Valley Conference.

TTU teams have won 14 OVC championships in the past four years. In the past eight years, eight of Tech's 16 teams have advanced to NCAA post-season competition, including the menís basketball team, which appeared in the 2002 National Invitation Tournament, reaching the quarterfinals.

  • TTU's alumni are world-class leaders.

Among TTU graduates are the president of Boeing, a two-time space shuttle astronaut, a retired New York Times assistant managing editor, a four-star general, and more.

  • Note: According to the most recent Tennessee Board of Regents Report Card.

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