Tennessee Technological University
About Tennessee Technological University
Tennessee Technological University is located in the City of Cookeville, Tennessee, approximately 100 miles west of Knoxville, 80 miles east of Nashville, and 80 miles north of Chattanooga. The population is around 99,942. The town is recognized as one of the country¡¦s micropolitan areas, smaller towns, which nevertheless function as significant economic hubs. Dining options range from steakhouses to Mexican, Chinese, cafes, and seafood restaurants. Nightlife offers a selection of bars, clubs, and taverns. Cookeville has a lively arts community as well, including six fine art galleries,an art society,the Appalachian Center for Craft, and the Art Store Cafe.
Tennessee Technological University was founded in 1909 as the University of Dixie, and opened its doors in 1912. Initially the school offered courses only at the high school and junior college level. In 1929, the State Board of Education autorized a bachelor's program. Over the years the university has grown from three to 87 buildings on 235 acres, and a student body that has grown from nineteen students in 1912 to 10,321 today. Among alumni are a former president of Boeing Corporation, a space shuttle astronaut, an NFL pro-bowl player, a New York Times assistant managing editor, and a four-star U.S. Army general.
Tennessee Technological University¡¦s School of Arts and Sciences offers the BS in Web design. In addition to general education requirements, the program in Web design focuses on the development of Web based content as a contemporary means of human communication and culture. The program focuses on its five core values: accessibility, excellence of content, innovation, organization, and usability. The program prepares students to develop strong skills in both communication as well as the technical skills to be able to deliver their message effectively. Expected outcomes include possessing the ability to use digital literacy skills to communicate effectively, understanding the Web in its function, intent, and value, and using digital design and construction principles which reflect compliance with existing standards. According to the university's website, the program has received national press coverage in the newspaper, USA Today.
Financial aid is available to qualified enrolled students in the form of Federal grants, loans, and work-study. University scholarships are also available and students are encouraged to contact the financial aid office early in their college search to learn about their payment options and potential awards. Students have access to academic, career, and personal counseling at no charge.
Tennessee Technological University has been named one of America¡¦s 100 Best College Buys three years in a row. The University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.