University Type and Campus :
Suburban, 235 acres (95 ha)
Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, United States, a city approximately 70 miles (110 km) east of Nashville. It was formerly known as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (1915), and before that as University of Dixie, the name under which it was founded as a private institution in 1909. 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.
Endowment: $65.9 million
Administrative staff: 550 (approx.)
Students: 11,339 (Fall 2014)
Undergraduates: 9,358 (Spring 2014)
Postgraduates: 1,003 (Spring 2014)
Gender ratio (in %)
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