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Welcome to Middle Tennessee State University!

Founded September 11, 1911, MTSU is proud of its more-than-100-year commitment to academic excellence and student success. With about 23,000 students, nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members, and almost 2,400 graduate students exploring more than 100 different areas of study, MTSU is really the equivalent of a midsize city on a beautiful 550-acre campus.

From its humble beginnings as a school established to train teachers, MTSU has become recognized throughout the state as Tennessee’s Best comprehensive university and is the institution of choice for the region’s top scholars and athletes.

One of MTSU’s biggest selling points is the sense of community that stems from its roots as a small, regional college. Although MTSU has grown over the years, it has maintained a commitment to students, seeking to provide a supportive learning environment, the finest faculty, and a learning experience as remarkable and diverse as its students.

Grounded in cherished traditions, MTSU faces a future that has never been brighter with opportunities for service to the state, the region, the nation, and the world. The University is well positioned to build on past successes and solidify its position as Tennessee’s Best comprehensive university.

This guide will help you get familiar with the MTSU campus and the University’s culture and achievements.

Thank you for visiting MTSU. Enjoy your stay!

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Some Things You Probably Didn’t Know About MTSU

Three Nobel Prize winners

13 Fulbright Scholars since 2009

Most advanced science facility in Tennessee

No. 1 Nursing Program in Tennessee

Nine Grammy winners since 2010

Over 240 different graduate and undergraduate degree programs

37 airplanes in the Aerospace Program

More than 500 study abroad programs in 65 countries

Home of Tennessee’s newest and largest Veterans and Military Family Center

No. 1 choice of transfer students in Tennessee

Nine job offers per graduate in Concrete Industry Management

1.1 million views of the library website each year

Tennessee’s no. 1 choice for adult learners

Tennessee’s first public Honors College

Over $700 million in new construction and renovations

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Nurse's CapNurseJournal.org recently ranked MTSU’s nursing school the 15th best in the eastern region, ahead of nearby Vanderbilt (389th) and the University of Tennessee (401st).

percentage signMTSU’s 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports teams all exceeded the NCAA’s multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) requirements in 2015. Men’s and women’s golf each achieved a perfect 1,000 APR, and football’s 973 tied for second in the state.

City skyline iconMTSU is located about 30 miles from Nashville, ranked in the 13 “hottest American cities for 2016” by Business Insider and in the top 10 for growth and prosperity by Brookings Institute.

1 in 7According to a report published by the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU, one in every seven college-educated persons in the Nashville area is an MTSU graduate.