Tennessee State University

2023 Tuition & Fees $21,692
Student Population 8,077
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,457
Graduation Rate 30 %
Students:Faculty 14

Academic Overview

Tennessee State University Campus, Nashville, TN
Tennessee State University is a public, four-years institute located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a Doctoral/Research University by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $8,335 for Tennessee residents and $21,692 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $10,732 for Tennessee residents and $22,836 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 8,077 students are enrolled.
The salary after graduation from Tennessee State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $39,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Tennessee State's tuition & fees is $8,335 for Tennessee residents and $21,692 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $10,732 for in-state students and $22,836 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Tennessee State.
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,457 and 75% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 8,077 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Graduation Rate for Tennessee State University is 30 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Tennessee State University is 4 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Tennessee State University is 53 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Tennessee State University is 8,077
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Tennessee State University is 14 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,457 at Tennessee State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Online Applicationwww.tnstate.edu/admissions/apply.aspx
Financial Aidwww.tnstate.edu/financial_aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.tnstate.edu/financial_aid/tuition_calculator.aspx
Veterans Tuitionwww.tnstate.edu/records/veteran/
Disability Servicewww.tnstate.edu/disabilityservices

Offered Degrees

Tennessee State offers 81 major programs through online and on-site education where 5 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree20
Bachelor's Degree372
Post Bachelor's Degree72
Master's Degree251
Post Master's Degree30
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship60
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

Tennessee State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,960)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,208)

Veterans Benefits

Tennessee State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges