Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

About Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate22,299
Student Age% Under 2571%
 % 25 and Over29%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time79%
 % Part-time21%
Race/Ethnicity% White75.4%
 % Black15.5%
 % Asian2.6%
 % Latino2.6%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown0.6%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted71%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled50%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800600 / 800
 SAT Math500 / 800590 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,298
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,826
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid94%
 % Undergraduates with Loans43%
 % Undergraduates with Grants88%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,415
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,829
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,512
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,512
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,512

Neighborhood Data for the Murfreesboro Area

Median Age29.2
Median Household Income$48,766
Total Population106,042
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.1% 50.9%
 Age 0-952.1%47.9%
 Age 10-1753.5%46.5%
 Age 18-2450.9%49.1%
 Age 25-2951.0%49.0%
 Age 30-3949.9%50.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.8%
 % Black15.3%
 % Asian3.2%
 % Latino6.2%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,415
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,829
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$692
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50021.7%19.0%3.7%
 $500 to $74978.3%59.4%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%20.5%44.8%
 Over $10000.0%1.2%13.5%
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