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 Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University - Nashville, TN

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

General information:(615)963-5111
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:9,165(7,105 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
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
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
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 $5,414 $5,704 $6,088 -6%
Out-of-state $17,342 $18,232 $18,616 -2%
Books and supplies $1,700 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,610 $5,760 $5,910 -3%
Other $2,300 $2,400 $2,800 -14%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,650 $7,700 $7,800 -1%
Other $3,000 $3,200 $3,400 -6%
Off Campus with Family
Other $800 $900 $900 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,024 $15,664 $16,598 -6%
Off Campus $17,764 $18,404 $19,088 -5%
Off Campus with Family $7,914 $8,404 $8,788 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,952 $28,192 $29,126 -3%
Off Campus $29,692 $30,932 $31,616 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,842 $20,932 $21,316 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,208
In-state fees $880
Out-of-state tuition $17,736
Out-of-state fees $880
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,300
In-state fee $880
Out-of-state tuition $16,632
Out-of-state fees $880
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 1,272 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,173 91% $10,406,126 $8,871
Federal grants 1,033 80% $5,662,818 $5,482
Pell grants 1,032 80% $5,170,885 $5,011
Other federal grants 305 24% $491,933 $1,613
State/local government grant or scholarships 494 38% $2,069,288 $4,189
Institutional grants or scholarships 415 32% $2,674,020 $6,443
Student loan aid 1,015 79% $6,760,286 $6,660
Federal student loans 1,015 79% $6,448,421 $6,353
Other student loans 23 2% $311,865 $13,559
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 5,257 77% $39,996,918 $7,608
Pell grants 4,531 66% $22,432,842 $4,951
Federal student loans 5,193 76% $40,607,301 $7,820

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $6,112 $6,145 $6,624
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 $5,265 $5,675 $6,370
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,062 $7,269 $6,712
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,851 $11,092 $9,939
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,997 $11,337 $11,653
$110,001 and more $10,628 $10,955 $14,909

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• 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 9,165
Undergraduate enrollment 7,105
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 638
Graduate enrollment 2,060
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

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, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 5545
Basketball 1413
Football 93-
Golf 88
Softball -21
Tennis 79
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1946 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

04/01/1977 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/16/1953 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

02/01/1993 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

04/20/2005 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/10/2000 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

07/01/1985 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

09/01/1995 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

09/01/1962 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

01/01/1962 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1975 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

03/01/1997 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

04/01/1983 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession697
Drug law violations1247 65
Liquor law violations21727
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 526
Drug law violations 114737
Liquor law violations 21727
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 100
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 689
Aggravated assault 489
Burglary 1785
Motor vehicle theft 565
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 475
Aggravated assault 221
Burglary 525
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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate13.7%
Number in default361
Number in repayment2,623

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00352200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General712----
Category total712----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1-----
Category total7-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1104---
Category total43104---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting41-----
Business Administration and Management, General8333----
Business/Managerial Economics16-----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----12-
Office Management and Supervision20-----
Category total16033--12-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science13-----
Category total13-----
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-1----
Curriculum and Instruction-409---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching6-----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-31159--
Elementary Education and Teaching-10----
Music Teacher Education-2----
Special Education and Teaching, General-14----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-1----
Category total699249--
Engineering Colleges
Architectural Engineering4-----
Civil Engineering, General21-----
Computer Engineering, General-12---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10-----
Engineering, General-6----
Mechanical Engineering17-----
Category total5272---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician6-----
Category total6-----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General95----
Category total95----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family Resource Management Studies, General20-----
Category total20-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General2-----
Category total2-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1216----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist7-----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist1----26
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----5-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator15-----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other38-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management14---21-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-25----
Physical Therapy/Therapist--28---
Public Health, General-3----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse3763--689
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist22-----
Category total15510728-32115
History Colleges
History, General11-----
Category total11-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration27----
Category total897----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies58----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies133-----
Category total1388----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General62----
Category total62----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General3420----
Category total3420----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General16----
Physics, General2-----
Category total166----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General73198---
School Psychology---3--
Category total731983--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-241---
Social Work246----
Category total24301---
Social Sciences Colleges
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----8-
Political Science and Government, General11-----
Sociology13-----
Urban Studies/Affairs3-----
Category total27---8-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General11-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General51-----
Music, General12-----
Category total74-----
Grand total6365671252115