Tennessee Technological University

1 William L. Jones Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(931) 372-3223
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tennessee Technological University is commonly referred to by students and alumni as Tennessee Tech. The school was established in Cookeville, Tenn., in 1915 and offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Several of its online graduate programs have earned rankings with U.S. News & World Report. The school has a student body of approximately 11,000 students and maintains an average class size of 25 students per class, according to College Navigator. Notable alumni include CEOs, professional athletes, astronauts, entertainers, and politicians.

Programs Offered

Tennessee Technological University offers some of the most in-demand undergraduate and graduate degrees online. Bachelor’s degrees in accounting, professional studies, and interdisciplinary studies are available, while graduate degree programs include an MBA, a Master of Science in Nursing program, a Master of Education program, a Master of Arts in Exercise Studies, and a Master of Arts in Professional Studies. Select occupational licensing programs are also available for working professionals, and several non-credit online programs are offered through Tennessee Tech’s electronic campus.


Tennessee Tech has been accredited to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1939.


To apply for undergraduate admission to Tennessee Technological University, students must complete and submit an online or paper application and the application fee. They must also have copies of their high school transcript mailed to the Tennessee Tech admissions office directly from the school. Sealed transcripts submitted by the students will not be accepted. Applicants under the age of 21 should also send their ACT or SAT test scores to the school. Students seeking graduate admission must submit an application, the application fee, three letters of recommendation, scores on appropriate exams for their program, and any additional program-specific requirements.

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