Tennessee State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Nashville, TN

This school is more affordable than other schools.

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$9,012

Avg in-state tuition

$21,732

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Tennessee State University

School Type: Public

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.

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.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

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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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Open admission Yes

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SAT & ACT

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Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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8k

Students enrolled

52%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

74%

White

16%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Hispanic

2%

Two or more races

2%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

69% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

70%

State Grant Aid

33%

Institution Grant Aid

53%

Pell Grant

69%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,924
State Grant Aid $4,412
Institution Grant Aid $7,283
Pell Grant Aid $5,355

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$31k

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.