Cookeville, Tennessee, the site of Tennessee Technological University, is located within a day’s drive of about 75% of the nation’s population via Interstate 40, Highway 70 North, and Highway 111. Cookeville is just 70 miles East of Nashville and 110 miles West of Knoxville, with Chattanooga 100 miles to the South. Major airline services are available through Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
The City of Cookeville has a population of more than 26,000 residents and is located on the eastern Highland Rim of Tennessee at an elevation of 1,140 feet. Cookeville is the ‘hub’ of the 14-county Upper Cumberland region of about 317,000 citizens. The local public schools, civic clubs, and churches have a friendly and cooperative relationship with students, faculty, and patrons. The surrounding area, enhanced by three major lakes, abounds in natural beauty and is served by several state park including Burgess Falls and Cummins Falls state parks. Cookeville is just minutes from top-rated golf courses, lakes, rivers, hiking, championship fishing, hunting, and an amazing variety of sports (including Tennessee Tech University’s) and other activities.
The campus consists of a tract of 235 acres made attractive by building architecture, shrubbery, native trees, and a system of driveways and walkways; making travel to and from buildings to parking lots easy and convenient. A current map of the university may be found on the TTU website.