School Overview

Tennessee State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee State ranked 403rd in National Universities and 29th in Tennessee Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 7,615 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. It is a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
Tennessee State University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Contact Information
Address3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryDoctoral/Research University
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Admission Information

Tennessee State University has an open admission policy (any students can attend with high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate). Contact the school to get more information. The application fees are $25 for undergraduate programs and $25 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$25
Graduate Application Fees$25

Tuition & Fees

Tennessee State's 2022 tuition & fees is $8,336 for Tennessee residents and $21,692 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $10,732 for Tennessee residents and $22,836 for out-of-students.
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,336$21,692
Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,732$22,836
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 7,615 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 861 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Tennessee State has 6,000 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,615 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students7,615
Undergraduate Students6,000
Graduate Students1,615
Online Enrollment861

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs73 Programs
Number of online programs13 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsAssociate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification