Tennessee State University: Narrative Description

views updated


3500 John A Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Tel: (615)963-5000
Admissions: (615)963-5101
Fax: (615)963-5108
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tnstate.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 450-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $2 million. Total enrollment: 9,100. Faculty: 604 (431 full-time, 173 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 8,813 applied, 53% were admitted. Full-time: 5,844 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,413 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 34 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.02% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 82% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 30% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Volunteer State Community College, Meharry Medical College. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $4038 full-time, $308 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,526 full-time, $676 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4270. College room only: $2460. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 103 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: SADD, Pre-Alumni Council, Baptist Student Union, T. E. Poag Players. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek shows, student elections. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 3,500 students; 3,725 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Martha M. Brown/Lois H. Daniel Library plus 1 other with 580,650 books, 899,731 microform titles, 23,668 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.1 million. 705 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Vanderbilt University.

About this article

Tennessee State University: Narrative Description

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article


Tennessee State University: Narrative Description