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Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Nashville, TN. The 2019 average net price at Tennessee State University is $9,186. Acceptance rate is 100.00%. The school has a total enrollment of 7,774.

Mission Statement

Tennessee State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), fosters scholarly inquiry and research, life-long learning, and a commitment to service.


Logo of Tennessee State University
Major Airport
Major City
Location: Nashville, TN
Student Body: 7,774
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.tnstate.edu
Acceptance Rate: Open Enrollment

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Enrollment
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $25
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $7,684
Out of State/International Tuition: $20,404
In State Grad Tuition: $9,968
Out of State Grad Tuition: $21,608
Room and Board: $7,806
Books and Supplies: $2,700
Other Fees: $1,108
Net Price In-District/State: $9,186
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 1,225
  • Men / Women Ratio: 400 / 825
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: Unreported
  • Median SAT Math Range: Unreported
  • Median ACT Range: Unreported
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 5
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: n/a
  • Total International Students: 9
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: n/a
  • Recommendations: n/a
  • Admissions Tests Scores: n/a
  • Portfolio: n/a

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Health Professions: 22%
  • Business, Management, Marketing: 17%
  • Public Admin, Social Services: 8%
  • Education: 7%
  • Protective Services: 6%

Academic Programs

Tennessee State University offers 97 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Health Professions. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Associate's Degree ProgramsTennessee State University offers 2 Associate's Degree Programs
Health Professions
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsTennessee State University offers 37 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
  • Aeronautical, Aerospace Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
English Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Degree
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
  • Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Administration Degree
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsTennessee State University offers 23 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Health Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Degree
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
  • Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Administration Degree
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Doctorate Degree ProgramsTennessee State University offers 7 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Education
Engineering
Health Professions
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Certificate ProgramsTennessee State University offers 8 Certificate Programs
Agriculture
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Non-Profit, Public, Organizational Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography Degree
    • Online
    • Campus

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 29%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 19%
  • 1st Year Retention: 58%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $35,500
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 7,774
  • Black Students: 67%
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 18%
  • Non-resident, alien: 10%
  • Hispanic Students: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Asian Students: 1%
  • Unknown: 1%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%