Tennessee State University Details

Email Address jcade@tnstate.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 3500 John Merritt Boulevard
City Nashville
State Tennessee
Zip 37209
Phone 615-963-5000
Total Enrollment 9038
Motto Think, Work, Serve
Level of Selectivity Moderately competitive
Location Tennessee State University (TSU) is located in Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, which has a population of more than 500,000. Nashville offers Broadway plays, concerts, professional dance troupes, and an orchestra. Nashville is known as the \\\"music city\\\"; high-quality local and national talent entertains both visitors and residents. Both campuses provide opportunities for shopping and dining. The city is served by mass bus, passenger rail, and airline services.
History Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban coeducational land-grant university founded in 1912 in Nashville, Tennessee. The 450-acre main campus, with more than 65 buildings, is located in a residential setting; the Avon Williams Campus is located downtown, near the center of the Nashville business and government district. Through successive stages, Tennessee State University has developed from a normal school for Negroes to its current status as a national university with students from 42 states and 45 countries. The present-day Tennessee State University exists as a result of the merger on July 1, 1979, of Tennessee State University and the former University of Tennessee at Nashville.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist in Education, and Doctor's degrees.
Costs per Year Continuous notification; April 1 (priority)
In State Tuition 2282
Out of State Tuition 7129
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Questions regarding financial aid should be addressed to the office of Financial Aid. Federal School Code: 003522
Financial-Aid Deadline Continuous notification; April 1 (priority)
Admission Deadline August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring); May 1 (summer).
Entrance Requirements For regular admissions, an applicant must meet the following requirements for 2005-2007: A. ACT Score of 19 or 900 and above on the SAT, or B. Minimum grade point average of 2.25 on a 4.00 system and C. Must pass the Tennessee Proficiency Examination, and D. Must have completed 14 High School State Board of Regents Unit requirements.
Graduation Requirements For regular admissions, an applicant must meet the following requirements for 2005-2007: A. ACT Score of 19 or 900 and above on the SAT, or B. Minimum grade point average of 2.25 on a 4.00 system and C. Must pass the Tennessee Proficiency Examination, and D. Must have completed 14 High School State Board of Regents Unit requirements. A minimum of 120 semester hours (128 for College of Engineering- engineering programs only) 122 for Biology and 124 for Teacher Education Programs) with a minimum cumulative average of “C” (2.00 quality point average). Specific minimum hours for graduation will be as included in each program of study. A minimum of 42 semester hours at the 3000 and 4000 level of courses. A minimum of 24 semester hours in a major with a minimum of 10 hours at the 3000 and 4000 level. Nine (9) semester hours in humanities, including at least three (3) semester hours in sophomore literature; the remaining six (6) hours may include one other sophomore literature course and one other approved course from other humanities disciplines; six (6) semester hours of introductory-level social behavioral science; six (6) semester hours of a survey of American history; one semester of Tennessee history may be substituted for three (3) of these hours; eight (8) semester hours in natural sciences with accompanying laboratories; three (3) semester hours in mathematics from the approved list of General Education courses; and a Senior Project or Senior Seminar.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 7112 Undergraduate students: 1926 Graduate students 6727 In-state: 2311 out of state: Other regions: 42 states, 45 international
Diversity 5
Student Life Campus Regulations: Cars permitted without restrictions; all parking on campus is by permit only. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career counseling and placement, international student technical support, and reading center. Campus Activities: Social activities include drama club, marching club, literary organizations, departmental clubs, student publications, jazz ensemble, international student organization, gospel and concert choirs, and more. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or the various other clubs and organizations. Greek-letter fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Housing Availability: four residence facilities for women; two residence facilities for men; three co-ed residential facilities- two apartment-style facilities and one residence hall facility; off-campus living permitted; large percent of students live off campus.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 434 Full-time faculty members (men/women): 167 Part-time faculty members (men/women): 335 Faculty members with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 77 percent
Athletic Program Tennessee State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Intercollegiate sports: men’s basketball, football, golf, tennis, and track and field; women’s basketball, golf, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural sports: baseball, football, softball, track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Telephone: 615-963-5851 or http://www.tsutigers.com/contact.cfm
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May, December, August Two summer sessions
Website http://www.tnstate.edu/
Degrees Associate of Applied Science: Dental Hygiene; Nursing. Bachelor’s in Agriculture and Agricultural Sciences; Consumer Sciences and Family Consumer Sciences ; Early Childhood Education ; Arts and Sciences Africana Studies ; Art ; Arts and Sciences ; Biology ; Chemistry ;Criminal Justice ; English ; Foreign Languages ;History ;Interdisciplinary Studies; Mathematics ;Music ; Physics ;Political Science ;Professional Studies; Social Work ;Sociology ; Speech Communication and Theatre ; ;Business Accounting; Business Administration ; Economics and Finance ; Business Information Systems; Education Human Performance and Sport Sciences ; Psychology ; Special Education ;Engineering Aeronautical & Industrial and Technology ;and Technology Architectural Engineering ; Civil Engineering ;Computer Science ;Electrical Engineering ;Mechanical Engineering ;Health Sciences; Cardio-Respiratory Care Sciences ; Health Care Administration and Planning ; Health Information Management ;Health Sciences ;Medical Technology ;Occupational Therapy ;Speech Pathology and Audiology ;Nursing. Master's in Agricultural Sciences; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Criminal Justice Administration; English; Music Education; Mathematical Sciences; Business Administration; Administration and Supervision; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Counseling Psychology; Psychology; Curriculum & Instruction; Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning; Elementary Ed.; Special Ed.; Computer and Information Systems Engineering; Engineering; Speech & Hearing Science; Occupational Therapy; Public Administration; Nursing. Doctorates in Biological Sciences; Administration & Supervision; Psychology; Curriculum & Instruction; Computer Information Systems Engineering; Physical Therapy; Public Administration
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