Cookeville, Tennessee (TN) Colleges and Universities

Jul 28, 2020

Of the 11 colleges in and around Cookeville, six are traditional public or private schools that offer a range of programs. We compare those six traditional schools with information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to help students make the most informed decision.

Closest Schools to Cookeville, Tennessee

The closest schools to Cookeville are almost entirely 2-year institutions. There are a few private specialty schools nearby, but most of the closest traditional schools are public institutions.

  • Tennessee Technological University (2.3 miles from downtown)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (18.2 miles from downtown)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville (32.8 miles from downtown)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville (36.9 miles from downtown)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville (39.9 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Cookeville, Tennessee

Overall, most schools near Cookeville are relatively small. The area only offers one school with more than 10,000 students, and the next-largest school has around 2,400 students. The two largest schools in the area are 4-year schools that offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • Tennessee Technological University (10,186 students)
  • Cumberland University (2,405 students)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (1,259 students)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville (647 students)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville (435 students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates a school's net price by subtracting the average amount of financial aid a full-time undergraduate student receives from the total cost to attend the school. Financial aid may be received from the school or government. The figures reported below apply to NCES calculations of a school's net price for the 2018-2019 school year. There were several schools in the area with net prices less than $10,000 for that time period.

  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston ($6,229)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville ($8,113)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville ($8,842)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville ($11,152)
  • Tennessee Technological University ($16,634)

Highest Graduation Rates

Most schools near Cookeville had graduation rates higher than 50% for 2018. The rates are derived from NCES figures representing the overall graduation rate for beginning, full-time undergraduate students who finished their program of study within 150% of the normal time it takes to complete that program.

  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville (87% graduation rate)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (78% graduation rate)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville (72% graduation rate)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville (65% graduation rate)
  • Tennessee Technological University (54% graduation rate)

With limited options for traditional institutions, the Cookeville, TN, area still provides some variation in school graduation rates, prices, sizes, and locations for students to choose from.

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