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Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University 3500 John Merritt Blvd Nashville, TN 37209 Phone: (615) 963-5111
  • General Information
    About Tennessee State University

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


    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 (Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,808
    Percent Admitted 65%
    Men Admitted 60%
    Women Admitted 68%
    Full Time Retention Rate 67%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 390 498
      Math 390 510
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 16 20
      English 15 21
      Math 15 18
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 9,952
    Native American 16
    Asian 139
    African American 7,185
    Hispanic 109
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,554
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 735

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