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Study at Middle Tennessee State University

Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents System, one of the two higher education systems in Tennessee. The MTSU campus sits on an area of 466 acres and has more than 100 buildings.

MTSU offers various degrees programs and certificates in diverse Course Topics. The university is divided into seven colleges, which include:

  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Education and Behavioral Science
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Mass Communication
  • Jennings A. Jones College of Business
  • University Honors College
MTSU's sports teams are known as Blue Raiders. Their official mascot is a blue winged horse named Lightning.

Profile of Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is found in Murfreesboro, TN. Murfreesboro is a small city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Middle Tennessee State University.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media and music.

Middle Tennessee State University Selectivity

Admission to Middle Tennessee State University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 39% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 560.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 23, 246 in 2007 at Middle Tennessee State University.

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Sun Belt Conference.

Middle Tennessee State University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management845business management, marketing, finance, accounting, MIS, entrepreneurship, accounting and related services, managerial economics, . . .
Liberal Arts826interdisciplinary studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, sociology, general studies, foreign language and literature, . . .
Education and Teaching392curriculum and instruction, educational administration, early childhood education, business teaching, special ed, health teaching, art education, school Counselling, . . .
Media339mass communication
Music296music management, music
Science199biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, geology, physics, biological and biomedical sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy194health and physical education, parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counselling180psychology, organizational psychology
Transportation158aviation tech, aviation operations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine156registered nursing
Family and Social Work114social work, family resource management, food and nutrition, family and consumer science
Security and Law Enforcement113criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Engineering55engineering management
Engineering Technician54engineering technology, industrial tech, electronics tech
Computer Science and Engineering45computer science
Construction Trades45apparel and textiles
Drama and Performing Arts44drama
Animal Science and Care43animal science
Design39interior design
Art Studies28art studies
Agricultural Science and Management19agricultural operations
Real Estate and Construction Management14construction management
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Landscaping and Horticulture13plant sciences
office and Administration11office management
Medical administration5health care administration
Fine Arts3art history and criticism

Contact: Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

General Phone: (615) 898-2300


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