Tennessee State is a public university located in Nashville, Tennessee. As a historically black college, TSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,699 undergraduate students. The Tennessee State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 34% of students, Tennessee State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.110 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.110 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration81 Graduates
Health Professions70 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching47 Graduates
Computer Science32 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.133 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.154 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.79 responses
Tennessee State University Reviews
With Complete Honesty, I originally didn’t choose this HBCU due to rumors I heard. But once I got to the campus it was like rumors never existed because culturally speaking it’s truly like a family connection with whomever you come in contact with. Staff and administration included and I love that about TSU. I had a plan before for when I went in but after my freshman year I definitely knew I was going to stay at TSU all 4 years of my college career and I’m happy with my decision and no one will ever change that! #GOBIGBLUE
Over the summer I visited multiple HBCU’s, one happened to be TSU and I fell in love! The campus was so open offering a nice scene of trees. The tour was great to we had a tour of the whole campus besides the dorms that’s something I wish we would’ve seen. After my visit to Tennessee State University it’s one of my top choices and may be going there in Fall of 2019.
I love that my school is and HBCU and we are still diverse! Everybody is treated with fairness and you can find a friend anywhere on campus! We have events that go on through out the school year so it's never a dull moment. Campus police ride around all day to ensure we have safety. Our student section during games are the livest! The best part is we have a community service class that is mandatory which gives you the opportunity to get community service hours. Our mission statement is think, work, serve, so come and be great with us!