Tennessee State University Rankings

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In the World#1663 of 14178
In North America#517 of 2629
In the United States#470 of 2528
In Tennessee#10 of 58
In Nashville#2 of 12

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
66%
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
5,875
Graduates
2,206
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Tennessee State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

1,433 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

456 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Tennessee State University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American5827 (72%)
White1258 (16%)
Nonresident Alien492 (6%)
Two or more races173 (2%)
Hispanic137 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown101 (1%)
Asian80 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,950
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,854$10,178
Tuition in-state$7,854$10,178
Tuition out-of-state$20,574$22,642
Fee in-district$1,158$1,108
Fee in-state$1,158$1,108
Fee out-of-state$1,158$1,108

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,745
Combined charge for room and board$7,946
Room charge$3,806
Meal charge$4,140

Tennessee State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General11056
Psychology, General70712
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration788
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse142940
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other82
Communication, General72
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General5214
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels65
Social Work2930
Biology & Biological Sciences, General39311
Business & Managerial Economics38
Computer Science2611
Agriculture, General2512
Family Resource Management Studies, General35
Office Management and Supervision31
Physical Therapy & Therapist31
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist273
Chemistry, General217
Occupational Therapy & Therapist28
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist24
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist24
Sociology23
Mechanical Engineering21
Accounting20
General Studies812
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator20
Educational Leadership and Administration, General119
Political Science and Government, General19
Health & Health Care Administration & Management18
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology & Technician17
Curriculum and Instruction143
Electrical and Electronics Engineering16
Public Health, General16
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies15
Engineering, General14
Public Administration122
Civil Engineering, General13
Music, General12
Art & Art Studies, General12
Computer Engineering, General57
English Language and Literature, General11
Urban Studies & Affairs9
History, General6
Architectural Engineering5
Mathematics, General5
Elementary Education and Teaching5
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2
Special Education and Teaching, General1
Grand Total411,08133675
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate32%27%35%
  • Full-time retention rate - 64%
  • Part-time retention rate - 29%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,680
Citations
73,186

Publication count by topic

Biology
570
Physics
426
Computer science
416
Chemistry
313
Medicine
273
Psychology
255
Mathematics
226
Engineering
210
Business
149
Environmental science
129
Materials science
111
Economics
108
Sociology
86
Political science
72
Geography
47
Art
22
Philosophy
17
History
15
Geology
9

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics71319,180
Business10313,305
Philosophy119372
Environmental science11982,900
Economics13081,884
Psychology13406,298
Computer science14265,581
Engineering14432,520
Political science1545333
Sociology1629604
Mathematics16662,791
Biology16849,132
Medicine19323,976
Art21778
History220710
Chemistry22634,073
Geology2485148
Materials science25121,526
Geography2694161

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199028100
199120106
199230143
199334172
199428207
199544194
199629214
199752344
199858388
199945434
200095636
200157805
200268969
2003771124
2004791154
2005701442
2006811571
20071071869
20081192143
20091182474
20101433077
20111423762
20121843642
20131704139
20142104295
20152004747
20162234753
20172264880
20181964937
20192015695
20201946261

General info

Founded1912
WikipediaTennessee State University
MottoThink, Work, Serve
Colorsroyal blue, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff1,291
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee, 37209-1561
United States
City population668,000
Phone6159635000
Fax+1 (615) 963 7412

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