Fisk University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Nashville, TN

$20,220

Avg tuition

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About Fisk University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Fisk University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Nashville, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 879, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 66%. The university offers 21 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 51%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $20,220.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

66% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

80% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

51% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1210

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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911

Students enrolled

0%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold

Demographics

Black

79%

Non-U.S. Citizen

9%

Unknown

8%

White

1%

Hispanic

1%

Two or more races

1%

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

67%

Socio-economic diversity

58% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $20,220 $20,220
Graduate $20,220 $20,220

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,800
On-campus room and board $11,112
On-campus other expenses $3,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,112
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,000
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,000

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $36,132 $36,132
Off-campus without family $36,132 $36,132
Off-campus with family $25,020 $25,020

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

58%

State Grant Aid

13%

Institution Grant Aid

47%

Pell Grant

58%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,530
State Grant Aid $6,634
Institution Grant Aid $18,968
Pell Grant Aid $4,954

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$26k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.