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Fortis Institute

Fortis Institute

Cookeville Higher Education Campus

Cookeville Higher Education Campus

  • Nashville State Community College established its Cookeville campus in 1990 with a dozen students. After moving to several locations in town, the school found a permanent home on Neal Street. When the campus was constructed in 2002, Nashville State's Cookeville campus had 179 students. In 2015, Nashville State joined forces with Tennessee Tech University and Volunteer State Community College to offer a wider array of programs to Cookeville's students and to expand student access and opportunities to advance their educations and careers. Beginning with the Fall 2016 semester, students wishing to pursue an associate degree at CHEC will enroll at Volunteer State, unless a special program not available through VSCC is offered at CHEC by another community college, including Nashville State. The most prominent feature of the building is a tall tower. It was built to remind students of a radio tower with a flashing light near a portable building across town that once housed Nashville State's classes. Students at the time called it the "tower of learning" or "tower of knowledge."
    120 White Bridge Rd.
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (615) 353-3333

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

  • The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology serve as the premier suppliers of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee. The Colleges fulfill their mission by: - Providing competency-based training through superior quality, traditional and distance learning instruction methods that qualify completers for employment and job advancement - Contributing to the economic and community development of the communities served by training and retraining employed workers - Ensuring that programs and services are economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee - Building relationships of trust with community, business, and industry leaders to supply highly skilled workers in areas of need
    740 Hi Tech Drive
    Livingston, TN 38570
    (931) 823-5525

Volunteer State Community College

  • Volunteer State Community College is a public, comprehensive community college offering associate degrees, certificates, continuing education, and service to northern Middle Tennessee. The College is committed to providing quality innovative educational programs; strengthening community and workforce partnerships; promoting diversity, and cultural and economic development; inspiring lifelong learning; and preparing students for successful careers, university transfer, and meaningful civic participation in a global society.
    1000 Neal Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 372-5540

Genesis Career College

Tennessee Bible College

Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University

  • Tennessee Tech, an academically rigorous four-year university, is an educational, social and cultural focal point of Cookeville and the surrounding region. Guest lecturers, concerts, student recitals and big-time college sports bring an air of excitement to the community. An award-winning faculty of distinguished scholars and researchers routinely earn top honors in their fields. The vibrant, scenic campus is located just north of Cookeville's historic WestSide district. While visiting Cookeville, drop by Tennessee Tech to stroll the beautiful campus, enjoy numerous cultural activities or cheer the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on to victory. Also see Henderson Hall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Be sure to see Derryberry Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus. It's easily recognizable by its clock tower, upon which the famed Golden Eagle perches. Legend has it that former Tennessee Governor Frank Clement (now deceased) was prepared to intervene in a dispute over the eagle, which originally made its way to Cookeville via Chattanooga's Monteagle Hotel. From 1909 to 1915, Derryberry Hall, along with Kittrell Hall and Bartoo Hall, which served as men's and women's residence halls, made up TTU's forerunner, Dixie College. All three buildings are located on the university's main quad just off William Jones Blvd., where a historic marker tells the story of Dixie College.
    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 372-3101