Tennessee State University

Tuition & Fees $21,692
Student Population 7,615
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,690
Graduation Rate 26 %
Students:Faculty 12

Academic Overview

Tennessee State University Campus, Nashville, TN
Tennessee State University is a public, 4 or more 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 2022 tuition & fees are $8,336 for Tennessee residents and $21,692 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,615 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.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, tuition and fees of Tennessee State University are $8,336 for Tennessee residents and $21,692 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2022 tuition and fees are $10,732 for in-state students and $22,836 for out-of-state students.
Tennessee State University 2022 Tuition & Fees
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Tennessee State. The average received amount of financial aid is $9,690 and 83% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,615 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
Graduation Rate for Tennessee State University is 26 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Tennessee State University is 64 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Tennessee State University is 7,615
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Tennessee State University is 12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,690 at Tennessee State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Tennessee State offers 77 major programs through online and on-site education where 20 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 Degree21
Bachelor's Degree376
Post Bachelor's Degree73
Master's Degree238
Post Master's Degree11
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship71

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.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,745)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,000)

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