Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, TN

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Middle Tennessee State University offers 348-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 72%. The most popular test is SAT - 1% of students submitted it in comparison to 91% of students who submitted ACT. 45.7% are women, and 54.3% are men. 5% percents of international students. Middle Tennessee State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Middle Tennessee State University is 11174$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $13482 and $21456 per year. 46% of full-time Middle Tennessee State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Middle Tennessee State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Middle Tennessee State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,904
$30,001 - $48,000$9,721
$48,001 - $75,000$13,743
$75,001 - $110,000$15,410

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 5000

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    15159 of Middle Tennessee State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 75 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Middle Tennessee State University number 3 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

    Students at Middle Tennessee State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Middle Tennessee State University.


    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Middle Tennessee State University graduation rate is below the national average.

    46% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Middle Tennessee State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    3 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Middle Tennessee State University acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 3% only.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Middle Tennessee State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 4% only.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Middle Tennessee State University full-time retention rate is 73% and part-time retention rate is 49%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Middle Tennessee State University students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      930 - 1240

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 480 - 630
      Math: 450 - 610
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Middle Tennessee State University students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      19 - 25

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 19 - 25
      Math: 17 - 24
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Middle Tennessee State University is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Middle Tennessee State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Middle Tennessee State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Tennessee.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 1301 East Main Street address in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Middle Tennessee State University with 0.36% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Middle Tennessee State University offers 348 programs in total: 192 are for Bachelor's degree, 108 - for Master's degree, 24 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

      This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state. Middle Tennessee State University is one of the few institutions in Tennessee that offers a Master's degree program.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Tennessee state average data to help you compare.


      Middle Tennessee State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 17916 students with 537477 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1705 with 40920 credit hours.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Middle Tennessee State University

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Mtsu stand for must turn sexy understand lol!! This school use to be cool and had friendly people!! Now all the Poe people coming from all around the world!! Peace to the ones who get there bachler or master degree!!!!!!!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      From a student perspective, i had two very separate but great experiences as a student at MTSU '08 and grad school alum in '11. Both times i was fortunate enough to be heavily inolved on campus due to the program activities available to me as a student and as a a student worker and grad assistant later on. Wouldn't do much different if i had chance to do it over again which i admit I find pretty surprising.Would recommend MTSU to any prospective student with some caveats. 1) live within nice walking distance to campus. Wish this was easier, and MTSU invested and lobbied city more for quality housing and pedestrian infrastructure nearby instead of cookie cutter apartments, parking lots, and strip malls that arent easy to walk to and from, but this was a big deal and had a huge positive impact in my experience. UTK, NCSU, and Ohio State are some schools that do this well though some of that is just accidental, time of economic development, or smart zoning but still...2) ensure the program you're interested in has activities that connect you to faculty, other students, and the professional community. The more organic that is, the better. That, in my opinion, had the biggest impact on creating strong lasting friendships, a connection to the field, forming professional relationships interal to department and college and external. None of this hurt in finding a job or in finding quality feedback on my school work outside of grades, 3) work on campus if possible or a place nearby that hires lots of students. One of best ways to meet other students outside your major and your normal circles. As far as education goes, that's a big deal often overlooked and parties and core classes rarely get the job done unless there is a lab or open hours shared space aspect to the coursework. I wouldn't consider myself extroverted or outgoing. So, these three things helped a lot or I just got really lucky and attribute it to these three things.From an alumni perspective 10 years on, I've worked in or with higher ed for 5 years now, and I can truly say from my experiences with hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the globe including many 'top tier' universities, MTSU as an organization has some real strengths and a lot of potential. On the job prep side of education, some of the most professional, prepared, and capable people I've worked with have been MTSU alum both in healthcare industry and higher ed and their majors run the gamet. If it increased its research output, its integration within Murfreesboro and residence options, and updated its brand, it'd stop being one of the region's best kept secrets.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      The Walmart of higher education in Tennessee, for sure. That said, I feel I got far more value than what I paid as an accounting major. Outstanding department when I was there I 2005-2009. Quality varies greatly by department, though, even within the same college. Think carefully before going here.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      They don't care about students. I always get a different answer when talking to MTone stop for anything, even something as simple as "have you received my financial aid?". Advisors will only go as far as scheduling, they won't work with you if you have a medical emergency. Most teachers "teach" with no curriculum and you have no grading rubic. Yes, that's right you'll have to know everything before class starts. So good luck if you plan to attend. ALSO!!!! The parking... if you are a day student, you'll be ticketed $25 even if you park in your designated parking area, even teachers!!! $25 a day for 14 weeks you do the math... Be aware!!! I could write a more lengthy review but I don't want to waste any more time on MTSU filth!!!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Writing based on my time at MTSU 2010-2012. I loved most of my classes and professors. I did a lot of looking up reviews before hand to make sure I got the most out of the courses I took. However as other people have admitted, the parking tickets are a bit insane and some of the RAs at the time could've been a little more inclusive, I felt like. I went for Recording Industry: Audio Engineer path, and while most of the classes were fascinating and teachers that sometimes admittedly went on strangely, worldly, fun tangents that helped me grow to think about things other than just music differently. It was a mostly fun time, especially being in Band of Blue. Professor Cornish will always be my favorite teacher in all of my 14 1/2 years in the TN Education system! However, while I had all this fun, I will say that some of my RIM specific teachers unfortunately made me realize that without connections even as just an engineer, you've got nothing in the industry. I'm not the best networker with new people. My social anxiety and other mental illnesses make it kind of hard to want to go talk to new people sometimes, and as someone with no family connections and friend who barely had any recording industry musical talent, let alone connections, I just found this all really discouraging. I still kept at it as I had been playing more instruments and recording more music I had made than anyone I had ever known since I was a young kid, goofing off with a tiny Casio keyboard. Still, one day it kind of caught up with me. While I passed most of my classes, I had been struggling to do much better than Cs in the majority because I had lost focus. It came time to have a required meeting with an adviser, who I had never met or spoken to before, and he basically just said "you're gonna have to start over." Not any real advice about which courses specifically I needed to improve, or anything like that because some classes through out my first 2 years, I excelled at and got A's in. Just start over; good luck and have a nice day, practically. I was so frustrated that any effort I was putting in went out the door. I had been paying for my own school since the second semester of my Freshman year and to hear that ruined any sense of motivation I had. I started to skip classes out of frustration, lost a lot of my love of creating music, and eventually just dropped out completely because I knew I was wasting my money accruing debt through loans and just directly paying for classes with summer income. So I left and immediately returned to the company I had been working with seasonally since graduating high school and worked on call until they gave me a full time position as a teller. I worked up the ranks to IT Help Desk, and am still here improving all the time. So the point is, I'm okay now, but those two moments ruined a huge part of who I was for the majority of my life. I hope no one in that program or any other experiences that kind of thing, because it was really disappointing. I don't think that the school is deserving of the 1 star rating for the petty reasons people have been saying here, but I can't really forgive it for what happened to me to give it a 5 either. Under the right circumstances, I could easily see it potentially being a 5 for someone else, but for me, because of that entire experience, I have to go with 3.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 1301 East Main Street


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +6158982300

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: mtsu.edu

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