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Tennessee State University

School Profile

  • Tennessee State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Nashville, TN
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black
  • MBA Schools In Human Resources

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 6,430
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,040
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 6,284
Graduate Students: 1,823

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Medical Records Technology
  • Associate of Nursing - Practical
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Health System Administration
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medical Records Administration
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $5,444
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $17,522

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 550


Member: NCAA
Team name: Tigers


  • Ranked #343 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #18 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking
  • Ranked #231 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #184 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #234 Nursing
  • Ranked #149 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #143 Physical Therapy
  • #211 Psychology
  • Ranked #165 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #209 Speech-Language Pathology

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Admissions Address

3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5101
Fax: (615) 963-5108
Contact: Michael Freeman
Vice President of Student Affairs

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 65%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 65%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,856
Female applicants 3,272
Male applicants 1,584
Applicants accepted 3,135
Female applicants accepted 2,005
Male applicants accepted 1,130
Freshman enrollment 1,337
Female freshman enrollment 834
Male freshman enrollment 503
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 0%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 2.9
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 9%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score 427
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 380-480
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 90%
Average ACT Composite score 17
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 15-20
ACT Composite score breakdown N/A
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 15-20
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 15-19
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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