Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 22,050
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,872 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Middle Tennessee State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 8,538 applications and 5,858 students were granted admission. Middle Tennessee State University is at the #67 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 92% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 2% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT950 to 1160
ACT19 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Middle Tennessee State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $23,736 and in-state students paid $6,600.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Middle Tennessee State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,591 (which is 3.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Middle Tennessee State University in 2016-2017, was 1,472, which is 53% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,190 (which is 2.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Middle Tennessee State University has enrolled a total of 22,050 students (16,807 students full-time and 5,243 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 22,050 students, 1,865 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 19,693 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,357 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,670 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 65%

Black/African American: 20%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Hispanic: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Middle Tennessee State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 1,643
Education 9% 1,016
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 9% 1,007
Visual And Performing Arts 6% 688
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 672
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5% 577
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 433
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 342
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 288
Transportation And Materials Moving 2% 262

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Middle Tennessee State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Middle Tennessee State University.

Alabama A & M University
74.4 mile away
Athens State University
79.6 mile away