I can promise you that every student who comes to MTSU with the drive to achieve will be met with the best instruction from excellent professors who care for their success. At MTSU, we have created a culture of high expectations coupled with personal attention when students struggle inside or outside the classroom. It’s all a part of MTSU’s Quest for Student Success, a series of recent reforms aimed at increasing retention and graduation.

With the recent completion of $167 million in new and renovated science facilities, we also celebrated the official opening of MTSU’s new Science Corridor of Innovation in 2017. The University now boasts some of the finest combined science facilities in the South with MTSU’s new $147 million Science Building and the 2016 completion of renovations to MTSU’s Davis Science Building and Wiser-Patten Science Hall. A true campus-within-a campus, this complex is already helping MTSU prepare more teachers for math and science, creating additional science graduates to fill high-technology jobs, and enhancing the economy of the region and state. The SCI also makes our University more competitive for research projects, science scholarship, and entrepreneurial efforts. These physical improvements illustrate just one of many examples of MTSU’s focus on student success.

This is our time for transformation—our time to seize the opportunity to innovate, transform, and lead the way in creating a new model for higher education.
True Blue!
—President Sidney A. McPhee

I am true blue

MTSU is working to develop a community devoted to learning, growth, and service. The University holds these values dear, and there’s a simple phrase that conveys them: “I am True Blue.”

True Blue Pledge
As a member of this diverse community,
I am a valuable contributor to its progress and success.
I am engaged in the life of this community.
I am a recipient and a giver.
I am a listener and a speaker.
I am honest in word and deed.
I am committed to reason, not violence.
I am a learner, now and forever.
I am a Blue Raider.


Percentage iconMTSU football’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) trails only Vanderbilt among the four Football Bowl Subdivision programs in Tennessee. Six Blue Raider programs scored a perfect 100% (men’s basketball, women’s basketball, soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, and volleyball).

Profile iconThere are three Nobel Prize winners associated with MTSU. The actual Nobel medal awarded to 1940 graduate James M. Buchanan, a pioneering economist, is on permanent loan to the University

1911 iconFounded in 1911 as a teacher-training school, MTSU is still one of the finest teacher preparation institutions in the Southeast. The newest doctoral program, the first of its kind in Tennessee, is the Doctor of Education in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement.

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

Ship's wheelFor the second straight year, MTSU’s Experimental Vehicles Program finished No. 2 in the 23rd Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating. The boat, which must remain 1.5 meters above the water, placed first in qualifying and second in boat speed.

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