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Tennessee State University

  • Nashville, TN
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 6,749
    total students
  • $6,930 | $19,650
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 1
    fall application deadline
  • 52%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Food Technology and Processing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Adult and Continuing Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Educational Leadership and Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Reading Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Architectural Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Industrial Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Consumer Services and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Economics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Transportation and Materials Moving Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

52% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,286
    • Accepted3,328
    • Acceptance Rate52%
    • Enrolled6,749
    • Female Applicants3,877
    • Females Accepted2,135
    • Female Acceptance Rate55%
    • Male Applicants2,409
    • Males Accepted1,193
    • Male Acceptance Rate49%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.85
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st August 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 390 485
    • SAT Math 380 480
    • SAT Writing 785 960
    • ACT Composite 16 20
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,930
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,650
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$6,240.00
    • Room only *$3,560.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,749
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.26%
    • Black or African American75.31%
    • White or Caucasian16.61%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.16%
    • Asian1.08%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown.8%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.77% representing 12 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students23% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 39%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Honda Civic Bowl, Jazz Ensemble, Honors Program
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Softball Yes Yes No
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty617
    • Full-time Percentage70%
    • Part-time Percentage30%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

Location & Contact

3500 John A Merritt Boulevard
TN 37209-1561

Ms.Darrius Brooks

Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 615-963-5118
Fax: 615-963-5108
Email: vsmith@tnstate.edu



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