Tennessee State University

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN

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Questions and Answers about Tennessee State University

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Majors offered at Tennessee State University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General
Communication, General

Academics at Tennessee State University

Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Tennessee State University demographics

66% Black
19% White
2% Hispanic
2% Multiracial
1% Asian
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Common careers for Tennessee State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Information Technology (IT) Manager101k
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)86k
Human Resources (HR) Director74k
Physical Therapist (PT)68k
Software Engineer68k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist60k
Data Analyst57k
Based on 3,276 student responses
48.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
72.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
68%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Tennessee State University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Helpful learning and accessibility services
Fun orientation programs
Beautiful campus
LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Zyair Henderson



Ever since attending Tennessee State University, I can say it's the best decision I've ever made! I've developed many connections, there are plenty of opportunities at the career fairs where you can get jobs, internships, etc. The staff and faculty here are very friendly and patient with all of the students and are there for you whenever you are in need of anything. The dining hall serves delicious food and the cafeteria is spacious. The on-campus events are enjoyable and you can meet someone new at every event!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing I can complain about is their response time to issues, especially financial issues. Whenever you need something done urgently you have to send multiple emails back to back just to get a response back in a timely manner.



What really made me appreciate my choice in coming so far away from home was the culture here on campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It's not exactly in the city but the neighborhood is still pretty urban. Just wish that there were more food options within walking distance for those that don't have reliable transportation.

Nia Timmons
Makeup and Beauty



My education at Tennessee State University has been nothing short of amazing! The staff is truly centered on making sure all students succeed and the dorm life is amazing. I am truly blessed to be a part of such an amazing school around amazing and determined students like myself. I am grateful for this experience and I am sure that the education and experience I am gaining will be useful to my future career as a cosmetic scientist!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My experience at Tennessee State University has been amazing. However, I would say my least favorite part would be the accessibility of staff.

Myla Montgomery



I like the atmosphere and the people. Every day you meet someone new & that's what the college experience is about. I've made so many new friends and I owe that to Tennessee State University.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware of traveling. Uber's cost a lot of money so having a car on campus is a must.

mercedes lester



Since attending Tennessee State, I have gained a multitude of things. I have found myself, found others who are like family, and found my purpose by taking pride in the career I chose as a Psychologist.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Although it is a lovely environment, be aware of the living conditions. The buildings are semi-old so there will be issues but they can be resolved!

Tatiyana Cobb
Drawing And Illustration
Graphic Design



Overall, it is a good school. Many of the departments can be unorganized, so the responsibility falls on the students to be on top of things. That can be frustrating while juggling your studies, but it's something you have to be prepared for. Like many collegiate institutions, you get what you put in. I've enjoyed what I've learned and experienced so far.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some departments are unorganized and you may have to talk to many faculty members before an issue is resolved. You must be persistent and your own advocate.

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