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Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 37132
General information:  (615) 898-2300
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
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:  22,729 (20,262 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty916341
Research and public service282
Total graduate assistants-513
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,325$1,324$1,540$1,5400.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,532$7,804$7,974$8,1061.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,532$7,804$7,974$8,1061.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$19,124$20,818$21,456$21,7821.5%
Off Campus$19,124$20,818$21,456$21,7821.5%
Off Campus with Family$11,459$12,998$13,482$13,6781.5%
On Campus$33,740$36,274$37,704$38,5102.1%
Off Campus$33,740$36,274$37,704$38,5102.1%
Off Campus with Family$26,075$28,454$29,730$30,4062.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$7,776
In-state fees$1,242
Out-of-state tuition$21,546
Out-of-state fees$1,242
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid13,09999%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,97295%$24,551,312$8,261
Federal grants1,60751%$7,724,443$4,807
Pell grants1,55850%$7,080,865$4,545
Other federal grants35511%$643,578$1,813
State/local government grant or scholarships2,67385%$13,268,201$4,964
Institutional grants or scholarships89629%$3,558,668$3,972
Student loan aid1,69954%$9,706,509$5,713
Federal student loans1,69054%$9,298,737$5,502
Other student loans502%$407,772$8,155
  • 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 aid115,76975%$112,862,855$7,157
Pell grants9,46545%$40,916,765$4,323
Federal student loans11,99457%$83,381,857$6,952
  • 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$9,236$9,315$10,910
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$6,405$6,594$7,904
$30,001 – $48,000$8,765$8,721$9,721
$48,001 – $75,000$12,320$12,663$13,743
$75,001 – $110,000$13,548$13,901$15,410
$110,001 and more$13,708$14,011$15,665
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment22,729
Undergraduate enrollment20,262
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,809
Graduate enrollment2,467
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: 65%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 77%
25 and over: 23%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants9,3534,0635,290
Percent admitted72%69%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled46%50%43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (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 Reading480600
SAT Math470590
ACT Composite1925
ACT English2026
ACT Math1824
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: 71%
Part-time students: 38%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 59 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
Transfer-out rate: 17%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 16%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 49%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 42%
Female: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 50%
Asian: 49%
Black or African American: 46%
Hispanic/Latino: 49%
White: 46%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations28----
Animal Sciences, General60----
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management-6---
Plant Sciences, General18----
Category total1066---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization---13-
Category total---13-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-51---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1138---
Molecular Biology--6--
Category total160596--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General183101---
Business/Managerial Economics12----
Construction Management26----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies26----
Finance, General72----
Management Information Systems, General76----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General106----
Office Management and Supervision2----
Category total614146---
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-7---
Category total-7---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies2479---
Category total2479---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science5914---
Information Technology-38---
Category total5952---
Art Teacher Education7----
Business Teacher Education59---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-18---
Curriculum and Instruction-131--18
Early Childhood Education and Teaching27----
Education, Other--2--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-44--38
Foreign Language Teacher Education-11---
Health Teacher Education62----
Mathematics Teacher Education-2---
Reading Teacher Education-54--
Special Education and Teaching, General129---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-3---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels120----
Category total2332326-56
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician4----
Engineering Technology, General67----
Engineering/Industrial Management35----
Industrial Technology/Technician-5---
Category total1065---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General95122--
Category total95122--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General36----
Family Resource Management Studies, General55----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General48----
Category total139----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General45----
Category total45----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer12----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist22----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management----2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse15987---
Category total19387--7
History, General4315---
Public/Applied History--3-1
Category total43153-1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration15317---
Forensic Science and Technology6----
Category total15917---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies7617---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies329----
Category total40517---
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics--3--
Mathematics, General256---
Category total2563--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences56----
International/Global Studies45----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other165----
Category total266---1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1187--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science869---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General39----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-19---
Category total136367--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total12----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General129---
Geology/Earth Science, General28----
Physics, General15----
Category total559---
Industrial and Organizational Psychology21----
Psychology, General20927---
Category total23027---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work8114---
Category total8114---
Social Sciences
Economics, General19153--
International Relations and Affairs175---
Political Science and Government, General65----
Category total156213--
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General121----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-5---
Category total1215---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7----
Art/Art Studies, General55----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General42----
Interior Design9----
Music Management217----
Music, General359---
Category total3659---
Grand total4,051791301365
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 746
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 46
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 138
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 15
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,262
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,634
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,347
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,744
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined6260
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1928 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1976 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program3/1/1991 - 12/31/2011Resigned
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
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
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession510
Drug law violations293623
Liquor law violations523116
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations12197
Liquor law violations1616
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible27
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault1153
Motor vehicle theft7117
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible13
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault431
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate9.3%11.6%12.8%
Number in default628687689
Number in repayment6,6935,8975,367
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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