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Middle Tennessee State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


MTSU Murphy Center

MTSU Murphy Center

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Middle Tennessee State University Description:

Located southeast of Nashville in the small city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a large public university that first opened its doors in 1911. MTSU was the first university in the state to establish an Honors College, an option for high achieving students looking for a more select academic atmosphere. The university has a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the programs in aerospace and the recording industry are both popular and well-regarded. In athletics, the MTSU Blue Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 25,394 (22,371 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Scholarships for Middle Tennessee State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,210 (in-state); $21,826 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,325 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,532
  • Other Expenses: $3,057
  • Total Cost: $19,124 (in-state); $33,740 (out-of-state)

Middle Tennessee State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,886
    • Loans: $5,148

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Mass Communication Studies, Music Merchandising, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Middle Tennessee State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.mtsu.edu/about/mission.php

"Middle Tennessee State University is a comprehensive university that embraces its role as the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select master's and doctoral programs. The University generates, preserves, and disseminates knowledge and innovation and uses scholarship to enhance teaching and public service. The University is committed to preparing students to thrive in their chosen professions and a changing global society.

A major public institution of higher learning, MTSU is a member of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee."

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