Cookeville City, Tennessee, USA, is famous for wonderful natural parks, waterfalls and beautiful scenery and is evaluated one of the best places to live with reasonable living costs and temperate climate. This beautiful and peaceful Cookeville City is home of a public university with over 100 years of education experience since 1915, which used to be a Polytechnic Institute. The University has more than 40 buildings and halls for academic and residential purposes and 6 research centers. It aims at producing high academic achievement, fostering collaboration, inspiring creativity and realized potential for the university community, providing students with multiple experiential learning opportunities.

The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Its programs are accredited by specialized professional accrediting agencies. It is constantly in the Best National University list.

Undergraduate education in fields of engineering and technology are specially focused by the university, while other degrees in education, liberal arts, agriculture, nursing and other fields of study are also attached importance to. Over 200 academic programs are offered through its eight subordiated academic schools and colleges which include: Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing.

Impressive Figures

Over 10,000

International and national students


Public University in Tennessee in “Best Colleges for Your Money”


Student to Faculty ratio


In National Universities

Best Colleges – US News

Over 200

Academic Programs of

Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees


In Top Performers on Social Mobility

Best Colleges – US News


8 subordinated schools and colleges and 6 research centers


Buildings and halls for academic and residential purposes

Over 200

Student organizations with diverse extracurriculum activities and events

Why This University?

  • Ranked one of the best public universities in the South of America, being in the top two best value universities in Tennessee, and Top university in the statefor stimulating economic mobility;
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges;
  • The experienced and committed faculty recognized and granted by the National Science Foundation, NASA, Oak Ridge National Laboratories and national professional societies;
  • Multiple high-quality academic programs for Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and Education Specialists degrees in relation to liberal arts, education, engineering, nursing, and innovative and cutting-edge programs in cybersecurity, environmental studies, business and design; which are accredited by many specialized professional accrediting agencies;
  • Small class size providing good interaction and fostering an exceptional learning environment for students;
  • Safe and comfortable environment at campus, enhancing the learning process and better preparing the individual students for the real world;
  • Modern equipment and facilities for teaching and learning, including the Angelo & Jennette Volpe Library with over 350,000 books and e-books;
  • Many student organizations with diverse extracurriculum activities and events based on students’ interest

Top 10 Undergraduate Programs by Enrollment

Top 5 Graduate Programs by Enrollment

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Elementary Education;
  3. Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  4. Business Administration and Management
  5. Nursing
  6. Computer Science
  7. Biology
  8. Agriculture;
  9. Civil & Environmental Engineering
  10. Electrical Engineering
  1. Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  2. Curriculum & Instruction (M.A.)
  3. Engineering (Ph.D.)
  4. Nursing (M.S.N.)
  5. Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Employment Opportunity after Graduation

  • On-campus job opportunities available at the University;
  • The University’s Center for Career Development helps connect students and alumni with career opportunities
  • Students and potential employers can be connected via the University’s online platform, on-campus interviews, career fairs.

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