Tennessee State University

#1478 / #436
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Public land-grant university in Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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About Tennessee State University

According to Wikipedia, Tennessee State University is a public historically black land-grant university in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, it is the only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Tennessee State University offers 41 bachelor’s degrees, 23 master's degrees, and eight doctoral degrees. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

Tennessee State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Graduation Rate

How Much Does Tennessee State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$7,854 $1,158

How Much Do Tennessee State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Tennessee State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $39,800 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Tennessee State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
6,582 5,402 1,180

Where is Tennessee State University?

Tennessee State University is located at 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville TN 37209-1561

How Safe is Tennessee State University?

Tennessee State University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Tennessee State University Known For?

Tennessee State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Tennessee State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Tennessee State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Tennessee State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, History, and Medical. Here are some of Tennessee State University's most famous alumni:

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
An American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Michael Kearney
An American child prodigy.
Jesse Russell
An American electrical engineer.
Carl Rowan
Carl Rowan
An American journalist .
Xernona Clayton
An American activist and executive.
Levi Watkins
Levi Watkins
An American surgeon .
Dick Griffey
Dick Griffey
An American record producer .
Patricia McKissack
An American children's writer.
Fredrick McKissack
An American children's writer .
Mark Funkhouser
An American mayor.
S. Allen Counter
A Neurologist and academic .
Maurice White
An American musician, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire .

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