About Tennessee Tech

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Where you'll live

Tennessee Tech is located in Cookeville, a town of about 25,000. Cookeville’s location — approximately 82 miles east of Nashville, 109 miles west of Knoxville and 96 miles north of Chattanooga — offers the best of both rural and urban living.

In your backyard (give or take a 20-minute drive)

We’re located within minutes of three lakes — Dale Hollow, Center Hill and Cordell Hull — and near various scenic parks like Cane Creek, Burgess Falls and Fall Creek Falls. Swim, hike, canoe, boat, fish, hunt, backpack, picnic and camp to your heart’s content in your new backyard.

You won’t have to give up seeing live music and arts in this town. There’s a drama center, a university based symphony, art galleries, museums and a world-renown craft center.

You can shop, go to the movies (even at a revived drive-in), visit local coffee shops, eat at a variety of restaurants (including Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and more), and play golf without making a dent in your gas budget.

And just down the road….

The Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Sounds play all within a little more than an hour’s drive from Cookeville. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Grand Ole Opry are within driving distance too. The Cumberland County Playhouse is about a 40-minute trip. You can expand your campus in any direction and find a big city event if you need a quick getaway.