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 Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN

1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

General information:(615)898-2300
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:26,442(23,415 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,988 $6,298 $6,754 -7%
Out-of-state $17,916 $18,826 $20,458 -8%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $2,650 -62%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,754 $7,415 $14,826 -50%
Other $3,136 $3,512 $2,836 24%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,186 $8,829 $14,826 -68%
Other $3,136 $3,512 $2,836 19%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,136 $3,512 $2,632 33%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $16,878 $18,225 $27,066 -33%
Off Campus $18,310 $19,639 $27,066 -30%
Off Campus with Family $10,124 $10,810 $12,036 -17%
On Campus $28,806 $30,753 $40,770 -25%
Off Campus $30,238 $32,167 $40,770 -20%
Off Campus with Family $22,052 $23,338 $25,740 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,256
In-state fees $1,498
Out-of-state tuition $18,960
Out-of-state fees $1,498
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,372
In-state fee $1,134
Out-of-state tuition $17,658
Out-of-state fees $1,134
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,607 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,424 90% $26,709,954 $7,801
Federal grants 1,852 49% $9,647,451 $5,209
Pell grants 1,808 48% $8,396,770 $4,644
Other federal grants 1,619 43% $1,250,681 $773
State/local government grant or scholarships 3,017 80% $14,213,904 $4,711
Institutional grants or scholarships 801 21% $2,848,599 $3,556
Student loan aid 1,921 51% $9,905,014 $5,156
Federal student loans 1,921 51% $9,553,270 $4,973
Other student loans 47 1% $351,744 $7,484
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 15,542 66% $106,316,941 $6,841
Pell grants 9,680 41% $46,238,727 $4,777
Federal student loans 12,596 54% $84,814,444 $6,733


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,608 $8,649 $9,148
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,656 $5,156 $5,600
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,992 $6,776 $7,311
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,520 $11,000 $11,709
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,475 $12,291 $13,249
$110,001 and more $11,784 $12,044 $13,414

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 26,442
Undergraduate enrollment 23,415
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,182
Graduate enrollment 3,027

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,814 5,096 5,718
Percent admitted 70% 68% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 68% 33% 31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 191 6%
ACT 3245 94%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 400 510
SAT Math 360 570
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 16 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 7654
Baseball 46-
Basketball 1814
Football 135-
Golf 1310
Soccer -28
Softball -20
Tennis 108
Volleyball -17


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1928 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

07/01/1976 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2008 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

03/01/1991 - 12/31/2011Accredited


Illegal weapons possession1054
Drug law violations8023 27
Liquor law violations10289110
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 210
Drug law violations 341014
Liquor law violations 393733
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 424
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 112
Aggravated assault 255
Burglary 416730
Motor vehicle theft 795
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 323
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 102
Aggravated assault 121
Burglary 243716
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations25----
Animal Sciences, General33----
Plant Sciences, General21----
Category total79----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-22---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General959---
Category total12631---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting and Related Services, Other-65---
Business Administration and Management, General210132---
Business/Managerial Economics17----
Construction Management35----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0----
Finance, General97----
Management Information Systems, General54----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General111----
Office Management and Supervision4----
Category total668197---
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-10---
Category total-10---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies2499---
Category total2499---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science299---
Category total299---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1----
Business Teacher Education1025---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-20---
Curriculum and Instruction-19946--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching50----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-6058--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-6---
Health Teacher Education34----
Mathematics Teacher Education-6---
Reading Teacher Education-5-1-
Special Education and Teaching, General2814---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-8---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-4---
Category total1343471041-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician5----
Engineering Technology, General28----
Engineering/Industrial Management90----
Industrial Technology/Technician26---
Category total1256---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General8120--7
Category total8120--7
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General33----
Family Resource Management Studies, General34----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-6---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General38----
Category total1056---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0----
Category total50----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer5----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---1-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse16624---
Category total17124-1-
History Colleges
History, General217--0
Public/Applied History----3
Category total6617--3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration110---
Category total11310---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies419---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies305----
Category total3469---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General316---
Category total316---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences1----
International/Global Studies2----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other280----
Category total337--4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2731--8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5613---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General26----
Category total10944--8
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total11----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General33--1
Geology/Earth Science, General1----
Physics, General5----
Category total423--1
Psychology Colleges
Industrial and Organizational Psychology23----
Psychology, General128---
Category total18228---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work736---
Category total736---
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General014--1
International Relations and Affairs3----
Political Science and Government, General5----
Category total21620--1
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General141----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-8---
Category total1418---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4----
Art/Art Studies, General50----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General64----
Interior Design20----
Music Management1----
Music, General289---
Category total4089---
Grand total24819104620