Middle Tennessee State University Overview
Middle Tennessee State University is a public institution situated in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Murfreesboro is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Middle Tennessee State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Middle Tennessee State University is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
Middle Tennessee State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Middle Tennessee State University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Middle Tennessee State University has earned from around the web.
|#11||Best Music Management Schools||College Factual|
|#42||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#61||Best General Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#138||Best Liberal Arts Schools||College Factual|
|#177||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#177||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Middle Tennessee State University?
Contact details for Middle Tennessee State University are given below.
|Address:||1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132|
How Do I Get Into Middle Tennessee State University?
You can apply to Middle Tennessee State University online at: www.mtsu.edu/applynow/
Admission Requirements for Middle Tennessee State University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Middle Tennessee State University?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 93%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.
Average Test Scores
About 9% of students accepted to Middle Tennessee State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.
Can I Afford Middle Tennessee State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Middle Tennessee State University, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,139 a year. That adds up to $24,556 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Middle Tennessee State University is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Middle Tennessee State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,892 graduate students at the school.
Of the 15,520 full-time undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Middle Tennessee State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,783|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,144|
Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Middle Tennessee State University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 70 countries are represented at Middle Tennessee State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.
Online Learning at Middle Tennessee State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Middle Tennessee State University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Middle Tennessee State University
The following table shows how Middle Tennessee State University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||#13||#13|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#22||#64|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#22||#64|
|Library & Information Science||#43||#73|
Online Growth Rankings of Middle Tennessee State University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Middle Tennessee State University was 9.4%. This is the #1,418 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Middle Tennessee State University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Middle Tennessee State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Curriculum & Instruction||10%|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||11%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Middle Tennessee State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Middle Tennessee State University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||#26|
|Library & Information Science||#71|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#199|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Middle Tennessee State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By MTSUGoRaidersGo under License
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