Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 17,713
Graduate Enrollment: 2,965
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 68.4%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 36.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 7.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,133
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1010 - 1210

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 61.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 35.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 22.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 14.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 65.4%
Black: 15.6%
Hispanic: 8.0%
Asian: 3.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.8%
Non-resident alien: 1.9%
Unknown race: 1.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $21,437
In-State tuition: $9,232
Out-of-State tuition: $28,264

Estimated books and supplies: $1,260 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,576 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,486 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,576 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,486 (2022)

Average Family Income: $57,157 (2017)
Median Family Income: $35,325 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 34.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 37.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $212 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,817
$30k-48k $10,499
$48k-75k $13,990
$75k-110k $16,479
$110k+ $17,144

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 35%
6-year graduation rate: 54%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 58.0% (2015)
@3 year 64.0% (2017)
@5 year 73.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 37.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 40.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $36,077 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $44,365 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 9
Bachelor's Degree Graphic Communications. 16 $22,077
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 25 $38,712 ($3,226) $43,755 ($3,646)
Master's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 3
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 48 $18,415 $193 $29,572 ($2,464) $34,255 ($2,855)
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 14 $36,206 ($3,017)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Area Studies. 19
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 198 $24,329 $242 $27,676 ($2,306) $37,594 ($3,133)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 8
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 39 $354 $51,744 ($4,312) $87,925 ($7,327)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 48 $28,327 $279 $54,944 ($4,579) $60,785 ($5,065)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 11
Master's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 9
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 50 $19,576 $206 $65,409 ($5,451) $74,671 ($6,223)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 47 $21,187 $197 $27,930 ($2,328) $34,701 ($2,892)
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 50 $26,000 $244 $30,085 ($2,507) $33,418 ($2,785)
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 30 $25,853 $194 $34,539 ($2,878) $36,740 ($3,062)
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 24 $25,000 $246 $29,994 ($2,500) $38,773 ($3,231)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 74 $24,045 $223 $28,214 ($2,351) $40,969 ($3,414)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 10
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 372 $29,723 $244 $38,879 ($3,240) $45,804 ($3,817)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 41 $431 $57,133 ($4,761)
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 21 $350 $42,827 ($3,569)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 162 $21,500 $212 $32,150 ($2,679) $46,822 ($3,902)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 49 $17,000 $167 $27,030 ($2,253) $54,464 ($4,539)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 31 $23,375 $207 $37,864 ($3,155) $50,289 ($4,191)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Music. 1
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 156 $24,093 $233 $33,506 ($2,792) $46,241 ($3,853)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 4
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 81 $22,100 $209 $32,725 ($2,727) $37,223 ($3,102)
Master's Degree Social Work. 15 $232 $46,876 ($3,906) $50,042 ($4,170)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 23 $20,793 $228 $23,910 ($1,993) $33,147 ($2,762)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 16 $37,566 ($3,131)
Master's Degree Economics. 6
Doctoral Degree Economics. 4
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 18 $40,954 ($3,413)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 57 $23,250 $211 $34,459 ($2,872) $41,696 ($3,475)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 24 $23,766 $171 $29,963 ($2,497) $35,558 ($2,963)
Master's Degree Sociology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 135 $21,992 $217 $43,723 ($3,644) $60,361 ($5,030)
Master's Degree Air Transportation. 16
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 5
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 12 $37,973 ($3,164)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 32 $19,000 $190 $15,105 ($1,259) $27,245 ($2,270)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 76 $24,553 $207 $49,197 ($4,100) $59,969 ($4,997)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 37 $233 $62,206 ($5,184) $73,438 ($6,120)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 19 $36,784 ($3,065) $35,270 ($2,939)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 89 $22,700 $225 $48,501 ($4,042) $51,478 ($4,290)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 90 $22,375 $228 $50,029 ($4,169) $64,340 ($5,362)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 27
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 77 $20,708 $190 $38,617 ($3,218) $54,938 ($4,578)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 41 $22,050 $180 $66,923 ($5,577) $84,889 ($7,074)
Bachelor's Degree History. 55 $18,500 $186 $35,827 ($2,986) $36,943 ($3,079)
Master's Degree History. 22 $29,265 ($2,439)
Doctoral Degree History. 5
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 114 $20,500 $206 $27,607 ($2,301)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 55 $236 $76,353 ($6,363) $88,781 ($7,398)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 78 $21,500 $225 $58,463 ($4,872) $76,044 ($6,337)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 6
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 65 $354 $45,311 ($3,776) $47,081 ($3,923)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 17
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 46 $294 $52,031 ($4,336) $55,308 ($4,609)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 42
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 6
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 17 $18,493 $148 $39,519 ($3,293) $41,658 ($3,472)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 9
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 15 $452 $40,962 ($3,414) $46,510 ($3,876)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 96 $22,500 $212 $39,648 ($3,304) $39,987 ($3,332)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 11 $39,807 ($3,317) $38,433 ($3,203)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 10 $45,954 ($3,830) $48,049 ($4,004)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. 79 $20,000 $203 $66,336 ($5,528)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 26 $19,270 $199 $25,745 ($2,145)
Master's Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 40 $273 $51,524 ($4,294) $80,407 ($6,701)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 18 $18,750 $33,820 ($2,818) $52,689 ($4,391)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 15
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 36 $17,750 $187 $28,780 ($2,398) $50,653 ($4,221)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Gerontology. 1
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 23 $23,850 $200 $22,508 ($1,876) $36,496 ($3,041)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 122 $26,000 $221 $32,908 ($2,742) $38,553 ($3,213)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 65 $28,545 $270 $28,678 ($2,390) $38,798 ($3,233)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 132 $23,500 $208 $31,276 ($2,606) $42,215 ($3,518)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 34 $249 $47,637 ($3,970) $47,301 ($3,942)
Doctoral Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 10
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 9
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 15
Master's Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 25 $31,256 $273 $36,358 ($3,030) $42,543 ($3,545)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 166 $22,000 $211 $29,748 ($2,479) $35,287 ($2,941)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 64 $24,760 $217 $26,659 ($2,222) $36,484 ($3,040)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 73 $22,608 $213 $28,899 ($2,408) $38,385 ($3,199)
Master's Degree Music. 9
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 207 $23,250 $228 $27,338 ($2,278) $34,004 ($2,834)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 33 $18,011 $160 $24,859 ($2,072) $46,330 ($3,861)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 14
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 44 $27,758 $286 $30,550 ($2,546)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 76 $27,884 $272 $57,960 ($4,830) $63,829 ($5,319)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 52 $453 $88,991 ($7,416) $106,003 ($8,834)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 8 $24,450 $211
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 201 $20,000 $186 $42,133 ($3,511) $52,150 ($4,346)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 90 $313 $72,371 ($6,031) $80,078 ($6,673)
Master's Degree Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 10
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 4


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $79,281
Full time faculty: 76%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $108,888,522 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $139,425,465 (2022)