Mar 09, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the President



Dear Student,

Congratulations and welcome to Tennessee Technological University. You are joining us at an exciting time. TTU is graduating students in record numbers as one of the most affordable, accessible institutions in the country producing career-ready graduates.

Your success is the focus of our Vision Statement:

Tennessee Tech will be nationally recognized as a leading technological university in the South, providing academic, economic and cultural leadership in the region and producing practical, ready-to-work graduates from a broad range of academic disciplines prepared to compete in a technologically driven world.

We are committed to providing you with a distinctive undergraduate experience. No matter what you choose as a major and a career, our goal is for you to graduate with the ability to use technology to its fullest and to collaborate with people from other disciplines and diverse backgrounds.

Plus, you have chosen a university that is one of the state’s best for return on investment, based on a low-cost education and high lifetime earnings. Affordable Colleges Online ranked TTU third in Tennessee for Return on Investment in 2013.

TTU graduates leave college with the least average debt in the South, and the average amount of debt is one of the lowest in the nation, according to USNews & World Report. More than half our students leave debt free.

When you graduate, your potential for career success will be high. Online College Database named TTU among the Highest Starting Salary Colleges, one with annual tuition of less than $20,000, and whose new graduates’ average starting salary is more than $30,000. Also, TTU students have the highest mid-career median salary potential of any public university graduates in the state, according to

We are ready to help you reach your goals and to have a memorable experience. I am glad you chose to become a Golden Eagle.



Philip B. Oldham