Tennessee Technological University, a public university located 70 east of Nashville in central Tennessee, was founded as Dixie College in 1909. Though student living focuses on fields related to engineering and technology, the university also awards degrees in education, the liberal arts, agriculture, nursing and other professional fields. As of 2011, Tennessee Tech enrolled about 9,900 undergraduates and nearly 1,900 postgraduates, all of whom are invited to student housing on campus or in the school's hometown of Cookeville. The town of about 24,000 residents is a comfortable suburb with Tennessee Technical University located in its center. Off campus housing can be found near the town's numerous parks, museums, concert venues and performing arts centers.
From 2007 to 2012, TTU was ranked among the top eight public schools in the South in the U.S. News and World Report's list of "America's Best Colleges." The university offers more than 40 bachelor's degrees and 23 graduate degrees in fields like engineering, education, business and the liberal arts. Academically, student living is organized into six divisions: Agriculture and Human Science, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education. Those with Tennessee Tech student housing benefit from the school's affiliations with several research centers, including the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, the Center for Manufacturing Research, and the Center for Energy Systems Research.
A university apartment in Cookeville can make for a comfortable and convenient home as students complete their degree program. The town is scattered with recreation areas, including Cane Creek Park, Burgess Falls State Park and the White Plains. Its cultural offerings extend to the Dayberry Art Gallery, Appalachian Center for Craft Gallery, and more than a dozen indoor and outdoor performing arts venues located around the small town.
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