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Address3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Phone615-963-5000
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryDoctoral/Research University
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Tennessee State University Campus, Nashville, TN
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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Tennessee State University are $8,336 for in-state students and $21,692 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $10,732 for in-state students and $22,836 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees are $7,711 for Tennessee residents and $21,652 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees are $11,092 for Tennessee residents and $24,999 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $39,800. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $53,000 after graduating.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,336$21,692
Graduate$10,732$22,836
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$7,711$21,652
Graduate$11,092$24,999
The estimation for 2022-2023 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2022 Key Stats

The average graduation rate is 26%. Total 7,615 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 Key Academics Statistics at Tennessee State
Graduation Rate »26%
Retention Rate64%(full-time), 53% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio8.33% (12 to 1)
Student Population »7,615 (6,000 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$9,690
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$39,800
Average Salary by Field of Study$25,500 - $53,000

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Tennessee State University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at Tennessee State
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Tennessee State provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Tennessee State
Remedial servicesNo
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Tennessee State University. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 3,745. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $4,000.
Tennessee State Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Historical Black SchoolYes
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity3,745



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