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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?

4,098 Undergraduate Awards
$30,305 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Middle Tennessee State University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Middle Tennessee State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#131 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Middle Tennessee State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Middle Tennessee State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#30 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#32 Highest Paid Fine & Studio Arts Graduates College Factual
#33 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#48 Best Health & Physical Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#51 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Middle Tennessee State University?

Location of Middle Tennessee State University

Contact details for Middle Tennessee State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-898-2300
Website: www.mtsu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtsublueraiders
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MTSUNews

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

Submission Required?
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 neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Middle Tennessee State University?

59% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Middle Tennessee State University is 59%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% 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 520 and 620. Math scores were between 470 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Middle Tennessee State University  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Middle Tennessee State University  ( 470 to 590 )
200
800
Middle Tennessee State University received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Middle Tennessee State University  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Middle Tennessee State University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Middle Tennessee State University  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Middle Tennessee State University?

$30,305 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Middle Tennessee State University is $30,305. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Middle Tennessee State University, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,631 a year. That adds up to $22,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Middle Tennessee State University is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Middle Tennessee State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

15,721 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,461 undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University, with 15,721 being full-time and 3,740 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Middle Tennessee State University

There are also 2,260 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,721 full-time undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Middle Tennessee State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Middle Tennessee State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Middle Tennessee State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 600
Black or African American 3,051
Hispanic or Latino 1,073
White 9,830
International Students 470
Other Races/Ethnicities 697

Geographic Diversity

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

1,634 Took All Classes Online
7,491 Took At Least One Class Online
0.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Middle Tennessee State University. In 2017-2018, 7,491 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Middle Tennessee State University has changed over the last few years.

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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 2017-2018.

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 0.7%. This is the #1,985 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
Air Transportation 2%
Library & Information Science 76%
Library Science 76%
Transportation & Materials Moving 2%

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
Air Transportation #18
Transportation & Materials Moving #19
Library & Information Science #47
Library Science #61
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #103
Curriculum & Instruction #127
General Psychology #141
Psychology #195
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #205
Criminal Justice & Corrections #383
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #435
Nursing #449

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.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 372 0 41 0 413
Business Administration & Management 0 201 0 90 0 291
Arts & Media Management 0 207 0 0 0 207
Communication & Media Studies 0 198 0 8 0 206
General Psychology 0 166 0 39 0 205
Health & Physical Education 0 132 0 34 10 176
General Biology 0 162 0 7 0 169
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 156 0 4 0 160
Air Transportation 0 135 0 16 0 151
Nursing 0 76 3 52 0 131
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 122 0 0 0 122
Journalism 0 114 0 0 0 114
Accounting 0 76 0 37 0 113
Finance & Financial Management 0 89 0 10 0 99
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 96 0 0 0 96
Social Work 0 81 0 15 0 96
Management Information Systems 0 90 0 0 0 90
Educational Administration 0 0 42 46 0 88
General English Literature 0 74 0 10 4 88
Computer Science 0 78 0 6 0 84
Music 1 73 0 9 0 83
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 17 65 0 82
History 0 55 0 22 5 82
Robotics Engineering 0 79 0 0 0 79
Marketing 0 77 0 0 0 77
Recreation Administration 0 65 0 0 0 65
Fine & Studio Arts 0 64 0 0 0 64
Political Science & Government 0 57 0 0 0 57
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 55 0 55
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 49 0 0 4 53
Engineering-Related Fields 0 50 0 0 0 50
Family & Consumer Economics 0 50 0 0 0 50
Animal Science 0 48 0 0 0 48
General Engineering Technology 0 48 0 0 0 48
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 47 0 0 0 47
Public Health 0 44 0 0 0 44
Construction Management 0 41 0 0 0 41
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 40 0 40
Biological & Physical Science 0 36 0 0 0 36
Communication Sciences 0 33 0 0 0 33
Mathematics 0 18 0 15 0 33
Sociology 0 24 0 9 0 33
Drama & Theater Arts 0 32 0 0 0 32
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 31 0 0 0 31
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 30 0 0 0 30
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 0 10 7 28
International Relations & National Security 0 18 0 10 0 28
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 27 0 0 0 27
Special Education 0 17 0 9 0 26
Economics 0 16 0 6 4 26
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 26 0 0 0 26
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 25 0 0 0 25
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 25 0 0 0 25
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 24 0 0 0 24
International Studies 0 23 0 0 0 23
Anthropology 0 23 0 0 0 23
Chemistry 0 15 0 7 0 22
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 21 0 21
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 19 0 0 0 19
Area Studies 19 0 0 0 0 19
Graphic Communications 0 16 0 0 0 16
Student Counseling 0 0 0 15 0 15
Plant Sciences 0 14 0 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 14 0 0 0 14
Design & Applied Arts 0 12 0 0 0 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 11 0 0 0 11
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 10 0 10
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 9 0 0 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 9 0 9
Ethnic Studies 0 8 1 0 0 9
Philosophy 0 9 0 0 0 9
Physics 0 9 0 0 0 9
General Business/Commerce 0 8 0 0 0 8
Food Science Technology 0 7 0 0 0 7
Business/Managerial Economics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 6 6
Other Education 0 0 0 0 5 5
Religious Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Dance 0 5 0 0 0 5
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 3 0 3
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 2 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 1 0 0 1
Gerontology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 20 4,078 65 730 47 4,940

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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