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 providing 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 consideration 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 picture. 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 keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant 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 is an expensive University for the quality of the courses that it offers. There have been only a handful of instructors who are having an up-to-date knowledge of their field and are very active in conducting research. 2. MTSU has a typical habit of charging you for every little thing. One of my friends, who is also a student at this univ., won a credit card in a tournament which was held by the university. The next day when they went to the business office to get their gift card they were told that they need to pay a $10 for the tax and fee!!!!!! I have hundreds of similar examples, but I don't have the time to write down each one of them. 3. The graduate students who are funded by univ. are way underpaid (based on the very basic expenses that each individual living in Murfreesboro has) in comparison to other, similar ranking, universities. 4. Student advisors are not helpful at all. The only thing that happens at their point is that you have to make an appointment before the new semester and tell them the classes you want to take or they help you with that. That is allllllllll the thing that these student ADVISORs do. I have also asked my advisor to give me tips on how to study better, etc......... But they themselves are not enough educated or very relatable to the job they have. 5. You can use the counseling service for free for a limited time and then you have to pay for the rest of the sessions yourself. I personally rather spend more money and visit a better counseling service off-campus. Or maybe the counselor that I had sessions with was not educated enough! 6. The only thing that I like about this place is that the MTSU police is working hard to keep the campus safe.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Horrendous service to the students. As a transient student from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, I received NO AID despite my good standing. Also NO information on classes, materials, or scheduling after the hassle of a poorly-designed website/system. They do not care, and they want your money more than anything. So much for an institution of education. More like a collection of greedy crooks with no capacity for communication or empathy in assisting students. Go VOLs all the way!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Graduated in four years debt free thanks to their scholarships, went straight into a salaried position. Amazing advisors and professors, great campus recreation, and great food helped me graduate on time but sad to leave!!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Too bad they import third world homophobic bullies. I never experienced homophobia growing up in Tennessee until I came here. When I complained about the homophobic harassment and threats, staff said I had to be "understanding"... beyond shameful

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Love this campus! There are good and bad professors, they have a lot of food choices, they have activities and events on campus all year around, the advisors in the Psychology department are very helpful especially Amy Foster, they also have a gym/rec center, just so much I like on the campus. There is only one thing I dislike is the parking...there is a lot of handicap parking and a lot in parking lots that are far away from classes that I noticed hardly anyone uses, and I feel it’s taking up a lot of space in the parking lots. Also they need to do Something about the parking in the MTSU lot so that not a lot of water drains to the middle of the lot where people can’t park due to getting their shoes wet or getting stuck. That’s the only issue I have with MTSU is their parking.

      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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