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TTU Will Not Increase Tuition For Upcoming School Year

Tennessee Tech tuition and fees will not increase for the 2022-2023 school year. Board of Trustees Chair Trudy Harper said funding in the state’s budget allowed the decision. “A zero tuition increase helps students and families keep their budgets in check,” Harper said. “At the same time, the state understood the funding required to maintain and improve Tech’s ability to ... Read More »

TTU Alumni Competing On “Forged In Fire” Tonight

A Tennessee Tech alumni will make his television debut Wednesday in the newest episode of “Forged with Fire.” Four bladesmiths compete in a three-round elimination contest to forge bladed weapons, with the overall winner receiving $10,000. Blacksmith Joshua Foran said he always had an interest in making things with his hands, but he first got into metal work about four ... Read More »

TTU Business Dean Sees Interest Rate Increase Leading To Economic Correction

Tennessee Tech Business College Dean Tom Payne said the interest rate increase issued by the Federal Reserve means a tough economy in the near future. Interest was increased three-quarters of a percentage point in an attempt to combat inflation. It is the sharpest height since 1994. Payne said the move will result in interest rates going up across the board, ... Read More »

Oldham: Proposed City Donation For Stadium Project Right On Target

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said the $100,000 donation to the university in Cookeville’s proposed budget hits the mark. Oldham approached the city council earlier this year seeking financial support for Tucker Stadium renovations. Oldham said the project fits the synergistic relationship between the city and university. “It’s one of the areas of campus that attracts a lot of outside ... Read More »

Incoming TTU Freshmen Class Set To Be Largest Since 2013

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said this upcoming freshmen class is set to be largest since 2013. Oldham shared the projected numbers to the Joint Economic Community Development Board Tuesday. Oldham said the 2022 class is set to be 300 students stronger than the 2021 fall semester. “The campus improvements play into that,” Oldham said. “We’ve also done a lot ... Read More »

TTU Study Abroad Opening With Several Students Traveling This Summer

Tennessee Tech’s Study Abroad Program ramping up after COVID travel restriction were lifted after two years. Assistant Director Amy Miller said a flood of students expressed interest after the long wait. Miller said 35 students are studying abroad this summer and 15 this upcoming fall. “Very happy with the participation this year, especially after COVID,” Miller said. “This just shows ... Read More »

TTU Students Discover Rare Plant Species In Smithville

Tennessee Tech students found a rare plant species that only has four other discovered populations. The plant called the Cumberland pagoda-plant was found near the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville. Biology Professor Dr Shawn Krosnick said students were collecting samples for a field botany course when coming across the plant. “It was right next to a giant tree that ... Read More »

Money Magazine Ranks TN Tech Top Public School In State

Tennessee Tech named top public college in Tennessee by Money Magazine for its return on investment, one of ten schools across the state to make the rankings. Only Vanderbilt and Rhodes College of Tri Cities ranked higher. Tennessee Tech ranked 27th among public universities in the the southeast. The Money Magazine rankings showed Tech with the lowest estimated full price ... Read More »

Spots Available In TTU’s Freedom School Summer Program

Spots are dwindling for Tennessee Tech’s annual Elinor Ross Freedom School summer program. Program Director Dr. Janet Isbell said that the six-week program allows kids to experience things they might not otherwise get a chance to. She said it’s also a chance for students to see that learning can be fun. “That learning is something that they don’t have to ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Foundation Board Welcomes Three New Members

The Tennessee Tech University Foundation Board of Directors has appointed three new members: Alfonzo Alexander, Nathan Burton and Amy New. The Foundation Board is comprised of distinguished Tech alumni and friends who have shown a continued interest in the university and the advancement of higher education. Kevin Braswell is the Vice President for University Advancement. He said that each is ... Read More »