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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Tennessee State University is a public institution. Nashville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

209 Undergraduate Degrees
120 Graduate Degrees
$27,254 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

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Tennessee State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Tennessee State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#48 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Tennessee State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#157 Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Tennessee State University?


Contact details for Tennessee State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Phone: 615-963-5000

How Do I Get Into Tennessee State University?

You can apply to Tennessee State University online at:

Since Tennessee State University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Tennessee State University?

$27,254 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
11.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Tennessee State University is $27,254. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Tennessee State University, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $6,782 a year. That adds up to $27,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tennessee State University is 11.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Tennessee State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,816 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,000 undergraduate students at Tennessee State University, with 4,816 being full-time and 1,184 being part-time.


There are also 1,615 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,816 full-time undergraduates at Tennessee State University, 34% are male and 66% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Tennessee State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 4,118
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 386
International Students 76
Other Races/Ethnicities 101

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Tennessee State University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 42 countries are represented at Tennessee State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Tennessee State University

861 Took All Classes Online
3,954 Took At Least One Class Online
21.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,954 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Tennessee State University has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of Tennessee State University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Tennessee State University was $9,012 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $21,732. The following table shows how Tennessee State University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Speech Pathology & Audiology #7 #7
Communication Sciences #16 #19
Registered Nursing #67 #145
General Public Health #72 #76

Online Growth Rankings of Tennessee State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Tennessee State University was 21.0%. This is the #919 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Tennessee State University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Tennessee State University Healthcare Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences 0 57 0 0 0 57
Registered Nursing 4 5 0 35 0 44
General Public Health 0 39 0 2 0 41
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 39 0 0 0 0 39
Physical Therapy/Therapist 0 0 0 0 31 31
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 29 0 0 0 29
Occupational Therapy 0 0 0 28 0 28
Speech Pathology & Audiology 0 0 0 23 0 23
Health Care Management 0 22 0 0 0 22
Health Information Management 0 14 0 0 0 14
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 43 166 1 88 31 329


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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