Graduate Programs Overview

Tennessee State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Nashville, Tennessee. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $10,384 for Tennessee residents and $20,860 for other students in average.

It offers forty-two graduate programs: 24 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 8 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameTennessee State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN
Graduate School Students2,206 students
256 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$10,384
Out-of-State$20,860
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 42 Graduate Programs
24 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 10 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Tennessee State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Tennessee residents, the tuition & fees are $10,384 and $20,860 for non-Tennessee residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $523 for Tennessee residents and $1,105 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$9,276$19,752
Fees$1,108$1,108
Cost per Credit$523$1,105
Books & Supplies$2,900
Room & Board$7,612 (On-Campus) / $7,612 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,900 (On-Campus) / $3,900 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$24,796$35,272
Off-Campus Total$24,796$35,272
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$9,420$10,740$11,076$11,286$10,384
Out-of-State$21,060$22,380$22,716$23,750$20,860

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Tennessee State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 81 major areas - 23 Master's (8 online programs), 7 Doctorate (1 online programs), 7 Post-Bachelor'(3 online programs), 1 Post-Master'(1 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
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Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Engineering
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Psychology
Business
Education
Engineering
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
Agriculture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Education
Agriculture
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Engineering
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Social Sciences
Engineering
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Human Services
Psychology
Education
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Agriculture
Education
Physical Sciences
Education
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Computer And Information Sciences
Human Services
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,081 students enrolled in Tennessee State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,206 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 714 male and 1,492 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 632 full-time and 1,574 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 256 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 172 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,206
Men Students714
Women Students1,492
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,206
Full-time Students632
Part-time Students1,574
By race/ethnicity 602 White, 1,280 Black, and 31 Asian students are attending at Tennessee State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total2,206
American Indian /
Native American
4
Asian31
Black1,280
Hispanic24
White602
Two or more races58
Un-Known18
6 students are younger than 22 and 867 students are older than 65. The school has 750 students aged between 22 and 30 and 583 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,206
21 & Under6
22-24262
25-29488
30-34335
35-39248
40 & Over867
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Tennessee State University, 256 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 172 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,206
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses256
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses172
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,778
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses256
Tennessee Resident215
Other State In U.S.39
Outside of U.S.2



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