N/A

Acceptance Rate

$9,394

Avg.Financial Aid

003522

FAFSA Code

About Tennessee State University (TSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,774

Website

www.tnstate.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

The Tennessee State University founded in 1912, TSU is an urban, comprehensive, co-educational institute. The Tennessee State University has served by seven presidents and Glenda Baskin Glover is surviving as the eight presidents.

Tennessee State University is located in Nashville, Tennessee. TSU offers two campuses the 500-acre main campus which is near the Cumberland River and the other is near Nashville’s business and government district. The TSU has an enrollment of 6,121 undergraduate and 1653 graduates in the year 2018.

Tennessee State University is a public university located in Nashville, TN. The university covers an area of 903 acres. Tennessee State University was founded in the year 1912. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Tennessee State University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Think. Work. Serve and its official colors are tsu blue and white. The total enrolment stands at 7,774 (Spring 2020) students at Tennessee State University. Around 5,875 and 2,206 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 377 Full-time & 114 Part-time faculty. Around 62% of the students are females and 38% are males. Notably, Tennessee State University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At TSU around 77% are Black or African American, 11% are white, and 5% are Non-resident alien. Moreover, around 82% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 108 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Oprah Winfrey (Businessperson, Journalist), Wilma Rudolph (Athlete, Track and field athlete), Maurice White (Film Score Composer, Arranger), and Cleveland Eaton (Publisher, Record producer). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 187 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ADA (American Dental Association), and AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association). The total endowment of the Tennessee State University is around $61 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6159635000
Fax:
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. Tennessee State University has been ranked at the 658th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

N/A

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

FALSE

High School GPA

N/A

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $25, as part of the admission process at TSU. It can be concluded that scoring high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT is not an important criterion for Tennessee State University, as the average SAT or ACT score of students is not available publicly. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561. To gather more information, they can call them at (615) 963-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$9,186

Average Annual Cost

$7,684

Books And Supplies

$2,700

Other Fees

$1,108

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,806

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,700

Total One Year Cost

$22,998

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to TSU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $29,784. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

64%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

59%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,583

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

146 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

112 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

81 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

78 Graduates

Psychology, General

76 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

70 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

62 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

49 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

47 Graduates

Biology, General

44 Graduates

Computer Science

32 Graduates

Family and Consumer Economics and R...

32 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

28 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

27 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

26 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

25 Graduates

Agriculture, General

24 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

22 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

21 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

18 Graduates

Political Science and Government

18 Graduates

Social Work

18 Graduates

Music

17 Graduates

Sociology

16 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

13 Graduates

Chemistry

12 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

11 Graduates

Architectural Engineering

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Civil Engineering

5 Graduates

History

5 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

4 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,121

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

56%

Full-time

82%

Part-time

18%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

12% White

1% Unknown

75% Black

2% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

62%

Out Of State

37%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$53,810 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,806/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,000/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,000/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers/Tigerbelles

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Ohio Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes

163

Total Female Athletes

93

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

No

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,612 per year. The average meal plan at TSU costs around $4,000 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 38% male and 62% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,571

$37,250

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$193 - 387

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,394

Students Receiving Federal Grants

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,404

Students Receiving State Aid

31%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,358

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

34%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,347

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$11,061

$30K - $48K

$10,509

$48K - $75K

$7,265

$75K - $110K

$3,563

> $110K

$3,195

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$22,667,987

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,755,032

In case the students at Tennessee State University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,310, whereas the financial aid is $6,342. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $4,492 and institutional aid worth $6,342. At TSU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $22,667,987 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $9,755,032.

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