Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Middle Tennessee State University is one of the ten public 4-year colleges in Tennessee. The campus is located in an urban area, in Murfreesboro.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 21,913 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,016 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,292 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 76%). Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Middle Tennessee State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,840, and fees were $1,772. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,576 and $1,772 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students21,913
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 21 112
Master's degree 4 52
Postbaccalaureate certificate 1 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1991 - 12/31/2011
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1210
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$285/credit
In State Students$285/credit
Out of State Students$1,024/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$459/credit
In State Students$459/credit
Out of State Students$1,270/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,825 $12,825 $46,080
ADN 70 $19,950 $19,950 $71,680
BSN 125 $35,625 $35,625 $128,000
FNP 50 $22,950 $22,950 $63,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Middle Tennessee State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,706
Other Federal Grant 13% $1,737
State Grant & Scholarships 78% $4,807
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $5,310
Federal Student Loans 51% $5,131
Private Loans 3% $10,355


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,863
$30,001 to $48,000$10,751
$48,001 to $75,000$15,084
$75,001 to $110,000$16,779
Over $110,000$16,932

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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