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) 963-5111
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:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,760
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,024 (80% 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:$7,256
Out-of-state Tuition:$19,976
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,096

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Tennessee State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services142
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education1262
Engineering421
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs22641
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences11
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1121
Social Sciences13
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total6237247

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences12
Grand total344

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,256
Out-of-state$19,976
Books and supplies$2,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,420
Out-of-state$21,060

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,35897%
Grant or scholarship aid1,19085%$9,096
Student loan aid1,07577%$6,852

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,62582%$9,929
Federal student loans4,66968%$7,519

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment8,760
Undergraduate enrollment7,014
Graduate enrollment1,746

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 (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (College of Health Sciences)
    • 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
  • 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

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