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Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University 1301 East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone: (615) 898-2300
  • General Information
    About Middle Tennessee State University

    Middle Tennessee State University unites the closeness of a small college with the opportunities of a large dynamic public university where students explore their intellectual potential and realize the promise in their futures. Grounding students in the arts and sciences, the University offers an integrated, technological, innovative education that prepares leaders for the economic, political, civic, and social life of the region and beyond. The University is dedicated to promoting openness and educating a diverse student body from across the nation and around the world through comprehensive undergraduate and select masters and doctoral programs. MTSU prepares students to live productively and to become lifelong learners; to employ scientific knowledge and an understanding of culture and history; to think logically, critically, and creatively; to communicate clearly; to make sound judgments; to acquire working knowledge of a discipline or group of related disciplines; and to participate as citizens in the global community. The MTSU community creates knowledge through research and uses scholarship to enhance teaching and public service. The University fosters an environment conducive to learning and personal development; recruits exceptional faculty and maintains support services to assist instruction; provides resources to encourage research, creative activity, and service; develops individual, corporate, and public support; encourages excellence in athletics and recreational activities; establishes academic partnerships that support student-centered learning; works continually to strengthen and enhance the academic core; and supplies resources to accomplish its mission. A major public institution of higher learning, MTSU is a member of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 9,431
    Percent Admitted 70%
    Men Admitted 69%
    Women Admitted 71%
    Full Time Retention Rate 73%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 450 580
      Math 450 580
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 24
      English 19 25
      Math 17 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 28,438
    Native American 110.0
    Asian 770.0
    African American 4,113.0
    Hispanic 610.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 19,717
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 994

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