Tennessee State University
School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More
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About Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Nashville, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,615, and admissions are selective. The university offers 43 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 26%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,012, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $21,732.
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Retention Rate Insight
64% 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
26% 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.
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Student Body Stats
This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.Learn more about how we determine school awards
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69% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
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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.