Tennessee Technological University

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Tennessee Technological University
Tennessee Technological University Logo (Trademark of Tennessee Technological University)
Established1915
TypeState university
Endowment$50.0 million[1]
PresidentPhilip Oldham
Admin. staff500
Undergraduates9,920[2]
Postgraduates1,953[2]
LocationCookeville, Tennessee, US
CampusSuburban, 235 acres (0.95 km2)[3]
ColorsPurple & Gold
MascotGolden Eagles
Websitewww.tntech.edu
 
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Tennessee Technological University
Tennessee Technological University Logo (Trademark of Tennessee Technological University)
Established1915
TypeState university
Endowment$50.0 million[1]
PresidentPhilip Oldham
Admin. staff500
Undergraduates9,920[2]
Postgraduates1,953[2]
LocationCookeville, Tennessee, US
CampusSuburban, 235 acres (0.95 km2)[3]
ColorsPurple & Gold
MascotGolden Eagles
Websitewww.tntech.edu

Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, US, a city approximately seventy miles (110 km) east of Nashville. It was formerly known as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (1915), and before that as Dixie College, 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.

Tennessee Tech is ranked among the Top 8 Public Schools in the South in U.S. News & World Report's 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 editions of "America's Best Colleges."[4] It was also ranked among the Top Public Schools in the South in the 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 college guides. The Princeton Review also listed TTU as a "Best College Value" in 2006 and 2007. TTU is one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" as reported by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. in 2006.

As of the 2011 fall semester, Tennessee Tech enrolls over 11,768 students (9,920 undergraduate and 1,848 graduate students),[5] and its campus has 87 buildings on 235 acres (0.95 km²) centered along Dixie Avenue in north Cookeville.[3] The average class size is twenty six students and the student to faculty ratio is 18:1. Less than one percent of all classes are taught by teaching assistants with the rest of the classes being taught by professors. The ethnic breakdown of the undergraduate student population is: 88.2% White/Caucasian, 4.1% African American, 1.5% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 4.6% Other.

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Buildings on campus

Educational or Administrative

Derryberry Hall clock tower
Roaden University Center
Bryan Fine Arts Center

Residence halls

Traditional halls

Suites

Academics

Departments

Henderson Hall, constructed in 1931 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985
The Main Quad, with South Hall on the right

Programs

Research Centers

Athletics

The Hooper Eblen Center
Tucker Stadium and Overall Field

Tennessee Tech, known athletically as the Golden Eagles, competes in the Ohio Valley Conference in the following sports:

Men's

Women's

On Campus Groups

Honors Societies

The Main Quad in early February
The Main Quad in summer 2007
Prescott Hall
Volpe Library
Main Entrance
The Main Quad, with Bartoo Hall on the right

Religious Organizations

Fraternities

Sororities

Departmental clubs

Chemistry

Engineering

Decision Sciences

Points of interest

Notable faculty

Notable alumni

Campus lore

T.J. Farr Building

The Tennessee Tech Hymn

The quiet hills stand steadfast 'round walls of russet brown.
On halls serene and campus green the smoky hills look down
And steadfast may I cherish what thou hast giv'n to me.
Oh Alma Mater Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.

Deep purple stand the mountains and golden sets the sun.
We proudly wear these colors fair until our goal is won
We pledge thee faithful service, our love and loyalty.
Oh Alma Mater Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.

Words and music by Joan Derryberry. [13]

References

  1. ^ As of 2010. "2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2009_NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values.pdf. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.tbr.edu/offices/academicaffairs.aspx?id=496&ekmensel=c580fa7b_36_0_496_3
  3. ^ a b "About TTU // History". Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. http://web.archive.org/web/20070815072933/http://www.tntech.edu/history.html. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  4. ^ http://www.tntech.edu/about/facts-and-figures/
  5. ^ http://www.tntech.edu/pressreleases/ttu-achieves-record-enrollment-for-11th-straight-year/
  6. ^ "Colleges and Schools". Tennessee Tech University. http://www.tntech.edu/academics/colleges/. 
  7. ^ "Alumni Spotlight". http://www.ttualumni.org/page.aspx?pid=453. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Jimmy Bedford, Guardian of Jack Daniel’s, Dies at 69", The New York Times, August 10, 2009. Accessed August 11, 2009.
  9. ^ "Biographical Data - Roger K. Crouch". http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/PS/crouch.html. 
  10. ^ "Notable Women Throughout the History of Hunterdon County", Hunterdon County, New Jersey Culture & Heritage Commission, 2000. Accessed March 10, 2008.
  11. ^ Official website - Biography. Retrieved: 17 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Jim Youngblood". databasefootball.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=YOUNGJIM02. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ "About TTU // Traditions / Tech Hymn". http://www.tntech.edu/about/hymn/. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 

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Coordinates: 36°10′34″N 85°30′35″W / 36.176128°N 85.509596°W / 36.176128; -85.509596