Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Middle Tennessee State University

Find Schools Near

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?

15,812 Full-Time Undergraduates
$12,712 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree 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

Middle Tennessee State University landed the #868 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #15 out of 42 schools in Tennessee.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Middle Tennessee State University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Middle Tennessee State University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 491
Best Colleges for International Students 612
Best Colleges for Diversity 655
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 863
Best Colleges 868
Best Colleges for the Money 1,079

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 )
1
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?

$12,712 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Middle Tennessee State University is $12,712. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Middle Tennessee State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,136 $10,869 $15,382 $16,927 $17,208

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

15,812 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,523 undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University, with 15,812 being full-time and 3,711 being part-time.

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

There are also 2,390 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,812 full-time undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University, 46% are male and 54% 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 483
Black or African American 3,427
Hispanic or Latino 842
White 9,782
International Students 649
Other Races/Ethnicities 629

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.

undefined

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Middle Tennessee State University awarded 8,156 undergraduate degrees and 1,554 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 76 37 0
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 25 0 0
Agricultural Production 0 0 3 0
Air Transportation 0 135 16 0
Allied Health Professions 0 14 0 0
Animal Science 0 48 0 0
Anthropology 0 23 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 2
Arts & Media Management 0 207 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 10 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 49 0 4
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 40 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 36 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 201 90 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 6 0 0
Chemistry 0 15 7 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 31 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 198 8 0
Communication Sciences 0 33 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 55 0
Computer Science 0 78 6 0
Construction Management 0 41 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 156 4 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 65 0
Dance 0 5 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 12 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 32 0 0
Economics 0 16 6 4
Educational Administration 0 0 46 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 6
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 11 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 50 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 19 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 8 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 50 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 26 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 89 10 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 64 0 0
Food Science Technology 0 7 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 30 0 0
General Biology 0 162 7 0
General Business/Commerce 0 8 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 48 0 0
General English Literature 0 74 10 4
General Psychology 0 166 39 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 25 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 16 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 132 34 10
History 0 55 22 5
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 9 0
International Relations & National Security 0 18 10 0
International Studies 0 23 0 0
Journalism 0 114 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 372 41 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 21 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 47 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 90 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 27 0 0
Marketing 0 77 0 0
Mathematics 0 18 15 0
Music 0 73 9 0
Nursing 0 76 52 0
Other Education 0 0 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 122 0 0
Philosophy 0 9 0 0
Physics 0 9 0 0
Plant Sciences 0 14 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 57 0 0
Public Health 0 44 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 9 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 65 0 0
Religious Studies 0 5 0 0
Robotics Engineering 0 79 0 0
Social Work 0 81 15 0
Sociology 0 24 9 0
Special Education 0 17 9 0
Student Counseling 0 0 15 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 96 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 10 7
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 24 0 0
Total 0 8,156 1,460 94

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.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.