Tennessee Technological University: Narrative Description

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North Dixie Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38505
Tel: (931)372-3101
Free: 800-255-8881
Admissions: (931)372-3888
Fax: (931)372-6250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tntech.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 235-acre small town campus. Endowment: $38.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $12.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5811 per student. Total enrollment: 9,217. Faculty: 556 (372 full-time, 184 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,169 applied, 78% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 6,448 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 776 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 45 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Roane State Community College-Oak Ridge, TN and Pellissippi State Community College-Knoxville, TN. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, ACT composite score of 19, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3998 full-time, $147 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,486 full-time, $515 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $42 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $5270. College room only: $2520. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 178 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 18% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Collegiate Center, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, University Christian Student Center, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek Week, Career Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, student safety organization, lighted pathways. 2,321 college housing spaces available; 1,777 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library and Media Center with 640,056 books, 1.5 million microform titles, 4,847 serials, 19,170 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.4 million. 620 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cookeville, located in middle Tennessee, is predominantly an agricultural area. Bus transportation is available. Churches of most denominations, libraries, a hospital, and various civic and service organizations serve the community. Recreational activities include swimming, softball, baseball, tennis, and golf. Center Hill Dam and Reservoir are nearby for many other sports, such as boating, water sports, fishing, and camping.

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