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 thirty-nine graduate programs: 22 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 7 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 374 students have been conferred Master's degree and 74 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameTennessee State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN
Graduate School Students1,653 students
241 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 39 Graduate Programs
22 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 9 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 39 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
Total37474334
Men10335142
Women27139192
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.
Education
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Psychology
Education
Engineering
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Human Services
Education
Engineering
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,774 students enrolled in Tennessee State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,653 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 553 male and 1,100 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 637 full-time and 1,016 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 241 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,412 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,653
Men Students553
Women Students1,100
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,653
Full-time Students637
Part-time Students1,016
By race/ethnicity 627 White, 694 Black, and 27 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
Total1,653
American Indian /
Native American
4
Asian27
Black694
Hispanic32
White627
Two or more races57
Un-Known14
4 students are younger than 22 and 481 students are older than 65. The school has 706 students aged between 22 and 30 and 462 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,653
21 & Under4
22-24241
25-29465
30-34281
35-39181
40 & Over481
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, 241 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,412 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,653
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses241
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,412
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses0
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses241
Tennessee Resident222
Other State In U.S.19
Outside of U.S.0



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