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OPE ID: 00351000
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Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
General information:  (615) 898-2300
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  23,881 (21,162 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
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
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty931354
Research and public service200
Total graduate assistants-514
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,325$1,325$1,325$1,324-0.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,208$7,413$7,532$7,8043.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,208$7,413$7,532$7,8043.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$18,117$18,710$19,124$20,8188.9%
Off Campus$18,117$18,710$19,124$20,8188.9%
Off Campus with Family$10,907$11,195$11,459$12,99813.4%
On Campus$30,645$32,414$33,740$36,2747.5%
Off Campus$30,645$32,414$33,740$36,2747.5%
Off Campus with Family$23,435$24,899$26,075$28,4549.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,200
In-state fees$1,224
Out-of-state tuition$19,926
Out-of-state fees$1,224
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,02699%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,89194%$23,731,715$8,209
Federal grants1,58552%$7,355,121$4,640
Pell grants1,57151%$7,090,138$4,513
Other federal grants32210%$264,983$823
State/local government grant or scholarships2,58084%$12,919,107$5,007
Institutional grants or scholarships96431%$3,457,487$3,587
Student loan aid1,74957%$9,696,694$5,544
Federal student loans1,74057%$9,310,934$5,351
Other student loans391%$385,760$9,891
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid116,34773%$110,401,767$6,754
Pell grants10,03445%$43,218,828$4,307
Federal student loans12,82357%$89,952,777$7,015
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$8,783$9,236$9,315
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,223$6,129$6,233
$30,001 – $48,000$6,934$8,323$8,177
$48,001 – $75,000$11,332$11,836$12,168
$75,001 – $110,000$12,872$13,058$13,247
$110,001 and more$13,037$13,240$13,630
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment23,881
Undergraduate enrollment21,162
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,907
Graduate enrollment2,719
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 77%
25 and over: 23%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants9,8454,4305,415
Percent admitted70%67%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled48%50%45%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450580
SAT Math450570
ACT Composite1924
ACT English2025
ACT Math1724
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 68%
Part-time students: 37%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 16%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 41%
Female: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 20%
Asian: 51%
Black or African American: 44%
Hispanic/Latino: 43%
White: 46%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations34---
Animal Sciences, General48---
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management-3--
Plant Sciences, General35---
Category total1173--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-34--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General928--
Category total15142--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General163140--
Business/Managerial Economics16---
Construction Management22---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies28---
Finance, General67---
Management Information Systems, General45---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General90---
Office Management and Supervision5---
Category total554169--
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-12--
Category total-12--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies3039--
Category total3039--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3410--
Information Technology-28--
Category total3438--
Art Teacher Education18---
Business Teacher Education1315--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-16--
Curriculum and Instruction-150d-36
Early Childhood Education and Teaching38---
Education, Other--0d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-120-92
Foreign Language Teacher Education-8--
Health Teacher Education50---
Mathematics Teacher Education-6--
Reading Teacher Education-832
Special Education and Teaching, General2817d--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-6d-1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-1--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels198---
Category total345347d3d131
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician8---
Engineering Technology, General29---
Engineering/Industrial Management56---
Industrial Technology/Technician05--
Category total935--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General87104-
Category total87104-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General38---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-8--
Family Resource Management Studies, General46---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General38---
Category total1228--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General70---
Category total70---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer13---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---0
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse200d32d--
Category total213d32d-4
History, General64280-
Public/Applied History--5-
Category total64285-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1533--
Forensic Science and Technology3---
Category total1563--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies5515--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies365d---
Category total420d15--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General389--
Category total389--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences62---
International/Global Studies30d---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other82---
Category total174d--6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General4065-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7613--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General27---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-25--
Category total143445-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total15---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1561-
Geology/Earth Science, General24---
Physics, General13---
Category total5261-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology16---
Psychology, General209d33--
Category total225d33--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work9018--
Category total9018--
Social Sciences
Economics, General15185-
International Relations and Affairs22---
Political Science and Government, General70---
Category total172275-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General124---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-10--
Category total12410--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3---
Art/Art Studies, General46---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General72---
Interior Design7---
Music Management232---
Music, General3714--
Category total39714--
Grand total4,15988223141
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined9759
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1928 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1976 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2008 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program3/1/1991 - 12/31/2011Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession545
Drug law violations232729
Liquor law violations8911052
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession102
Drug law violations101412
Liquor law violations373316
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible242
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault5511
Motor vehicle theft957
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible231
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault214
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate12.8%12.3%
Number in default689611
Number in repayment5,3674,945
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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