Tennessee State University

Address:
3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Phone:
615-963-5111
Website:
http://www.tnstate.edu
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About Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% 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 a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,827
 Graduate1,997
 Total8,824
GenderFemale63%
 Male37%
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time70%
 % Part-time30%
Race/Ethnicity% White20.8%
 % Black74.6%
 % Asian1.5%
 % Latino1.0%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Race Unknown1.0%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyArchitecture
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,704
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,232
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid97%
 % Undergraduates with Loans75%
 % Undergraduates with Grants83%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,760
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,700
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,400
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,200
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$900

Neighborhood Data for the Nashville Area

Median Age33.7
Median Household Income$46,141
Total Population595,132
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.5% 51.5%
 Age 0-950.9%49.1%
 Age 10-1751.1%48.9%
 Age 18-2448.5%51.5%
 Age 25-2948.8%51.2%
 Age 30-3950.5%49.5%
 40+47.4%52.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White62.5%
 % Black28.6%
 % Asian3.1%
 % Latino9.6%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,760
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,700
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$662
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50037.2%18.6%6.4%
 $500 to $74935.7%50.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99915.2%22.4%43.4%
 Over $100011.9%9.0%23.0%
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