Tennessee State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37209-1561

(615) 963-5101

Fax: (615) 963-5108



Contact: Michael Freeman

Vice President of Student Affairs
Main Address

3500 John Merritt Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37209-1561

(615) 963-5000

www.tnstate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 6,430

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,040

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,284

Graduate enrollment: 1,823

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Animal Sciences B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Architectural Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A,B
Health System Administration B
Medical Records Administration B
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing – Practical A
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Tennessee State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (615) 963-5000
Website: www.tnstate.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.tnstate.edu/admissions/apply.aspx
Address: 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,081
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,192 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,012
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,732
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,950

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Tennessee State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Tennessee State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 141
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 1252
Engineering 421
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 22641
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Physical Sciences 11
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2121
Social Sciences 131
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 8237237

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Tennessee State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,012
Out-of-state $21,732
Books and supplies $2,900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,286
Out-of-state $23,750

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,100 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 981 82% $8,950
Student loan aid 955 79% $8,056

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,704 77% $9,344
Federal student loans 3,820 62% $7,033

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Tennessee State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Tennessee State University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tennessee State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 8,081
Undergraduate enrollment 5,875
Graduate enrollment 2,206

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Tennessee State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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