Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,855
Graduate Enrollment: 1,702
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Historically Black College/University
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 34% / 66% (2017)

First generation college students: 37.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission:
2010 Median Admit SAT: 871


2010 Median Admit ACT: 18


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 75.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 54.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 42.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 31.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 8.1%
Black: 85.1%
Hispanic: 1.8%
Asian: 0.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 2.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.2%
Unknown race: 0.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,534
In-State tuition: $8,336
Out-of-State tuition: $21,692

Estimated books and supplies: $1,500 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,548 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,448 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,490 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,448 (2022)

Average Family Income: $38,051 (2017)
Median Family Income: $25,504 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 48.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 46.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $286 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,973
$30k-48k $12,512
$48k-75k $15,610
$75k-110k $17,647
$110k+ $18,847

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 19%
6-year graduation rate: 30%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.9% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,775 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,750 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 38.2% (2015)
@3 year 48.7% (2017)
@5 year 53.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 19.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 21.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $35,082 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $47,340 (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)
Master's Degree Public Health. 16
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 35 $30,099 $299 $32,047 ($2,671) $31,584 ($2,632)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 23 $38,562 $311 $41,386 ($3,449) $51,110 ($4,259)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 12
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 39 $29,375 $286 $28,335 ($2,361) $40,923 ($3,410)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 3
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 24 $47,823 ($3,985) $52,705 ($4,392)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 52 $31,000 $297 $24,645 ($2,054) $36,722 ($3,060)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 14
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 21
Master's Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 70 $27,500 $276 $31,595 ($2,633) $38,799 ($3,233)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 7 $48,856 ($4,071)
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 12
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 78 $28,001 $286 $32,134 ($2,678) $43,592 ($3,633)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 8
Master's Degree Public Administration. 12
Doctoral Degree Public Administration. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 33
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Policy Analysis. 11
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 29 $31,500 $276 $32,936 ($2,745) $36,112 ($3,009)
Master's Degree Social Work. 30 $413 $42,728 ($3,561) $52,644 ($4,387)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 2
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 56 $301 $67,512 ($5,626) $67,443 ($5,620)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 10
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 20 $29,250 $281 $49,485 ($4,124) $50,033 ($4,169)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 38 $43,987 ($3,666)
Bachelor's Degree History. 6
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 25 $27,000 $284 $29,452 ($2,454) $37,338 ($3,112)
Master's Degree Agriculture, General. 12
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 72 $30,625 $310 $24,233 ($2,019) $35,498 ($2,958)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 26 $27,724 $186 $40,645 ($3,387) $57,048 ($4,754)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 11
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 14
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 3
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 11
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 3
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 67 $29,000 $276 $34,247 ($2,854) $38,970 ($3,248)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 5
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 14
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 5
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 16 $74,430 ($6,203)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 21 $37,546 ($3,129)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 17
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 23 $37,500 $317 $32,689 ($2,724)
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 9
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 12 $38,360 ($3,197)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 12
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $466 $46,690 ($3,891) $53,270 ($4,439)
Associate's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 27 $17,900 $172 $42,601 ($3,550) $55,627 ($4,636)
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 3
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 38 $27,000 $265 $35,271 ($2,939) $50,307 ($4,192)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 28 $466 $64,608 ($5,384) $73,169 ($6,097)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 31 $880 $69,636 ($5,803) $79,922 ($6,660)
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 14 $57,460 ($4,788) $68,598 ($5,717)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 29 $31,000 $256 $61,890 ($5,158) $69,502 ($5,792)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 40 $574 $89,698 ($7,475) $97,504 ($8,125)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 82 $29,384 $305 $33,027 ($2,752) $37,131 ($3,094)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 141 $30,875 $297 $37,884 ($3,157) $53,542 ($4,462)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 19 $27,000 $286 $42,503 ($3,542)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $70,641
Full time faculty: 73%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $63,020,117 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $63,520,117 (2022)