|Motto Think. Work. Serve|
Academic affiliation APLUTMCFORAU
Total enrollment 9,027 (2014)
Phone +1 615-963-5000
Acceptance rate 53% (2014)
Mascot Aristocat the Tiger
Colors White, Royal blue
|Former names Tennessee A & I CollegeTennessee Normal School for Negroes|
Established June 19, 1912 (1912-06-19)
Affiliation Tennessee Board of Regents
Address 3500 John A Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
Undergraduate tuition and fees Local tuition: 6,930 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 21,287 USD (2015)
Notable alumni Oprah Winfrey, Wilma Rudolph, Chandra Cheeseborough, Wyomia Tyus, Moses Gunn
Similar Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State Uni, Tennessee Technological University, Fisk University, Austin Peay State University
Tennessee State University (Tennessee State or TSU) is a public land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1912, it is the largest and only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban institution offering 38 bachelor’s degrees, 24 master's degrees, and seven doctoral degrees.
- Tennessee state university freshman guide
- College of Engineering
- College of Business
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Education
- College of Health Sciences
- College Agriculture Human and Natural Sciences
- College of Public Service and Urban Affairs
Tennessee state university freshman guide
The university was established as the Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State Normal School for Negroes in 1912. Its dedication was held on January 16, 1913. It changed its name to Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State Normal College in 1925. Two years later, in 1927, it became known as Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State College.
In 1941, the Tennessee General Assembly directed the Board of Education to upgrade the educational program of the college. Three years later the first master's degrees were awarded and by 1946 the college was fully accredited the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
In 1968, the college officially changed its name to Tennessee State University. And in 1979, the University of Tennessee at Nashville merged into Tenneessee State due to a court mandate.
Today, Tennessee State University is divided into eight schools and colleges and has seen steady growth since its inception. The university's health science program is the largest in the state and one of the largest in the nation.
The 500 acres (2.0 km2) main campus has more than 65 buildings, and is located in a residential setting at 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee State's main campus has the most acres of any college campus in Nashville. The Avon Williams campus is located downtown, near the center of the Nashville business and government district. Tennessee State offers on-campus housing to students. There are on campus dorms and two apartment complexes for upperclassmen. On campus facilities include dormitories Wilson Hall, Watson Hall, Eppse Hall, Boyd Hall, Rudolph Hall, Hale Hall, as well as the Ford Complex and New Residence Complex, TSU's two on-campus apartment complexes.
The university is currently accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award 38 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in seven areas (Biology, Computer Information Systems Engineering, Education, Psychology, and Public Administration), as well as the two-year Associate of Science degree in nursing, and dental hygiene.
Tennessee State is classified as a "Doctoral University with Moderate Research Activity."
The University Honors College (UHC) is an exclusive academic program founded in 1964 that caters to select academically talented and highly motivated undergraduate students.
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International or AACSB International; the first in Nashville to earn dual accreditation of both the undergraduate and graduate programs in 1994. The Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Teacher Education program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The College of Engineering has developed corporate partnerships with NASA, Raytheon and General Motors. The School of Nursing boasts a 100% first-time pass-rate for students taking licensure examinations. The College of Health Sciences (formerly the School of Allied Health) has recently added much-in-demand programs such as the Masters in Physical Therapy and the Bachelor of Health Sciences. The College of Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).
College of Engineering
College of Business
College of Liberal Arts
College of Education
College of Health Sciences
College Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences
College of Public Service and Urban Affairs
Tennessee State University sponsors seven men's and eight women's teams in NCAA sanctioned sports. The school competes in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision and is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. Tennessee State is the only Division I HBCU school who is not a member of the MEAC or SWAC.