WELCOME TO THE
CAMPUS OF MTSU
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.
One component of the Quest is what we call a Finish Line Scholarship for graduating seniors that will return any tuition increases incurred during the four years of their studies. This Graduate in Four and Earn More plan will supplement the HOPE Lottery Scholarships of incoming students who seek a four-year degree and stay on track to graduate on time. We also recently expanded the eligibility to qualify for five major scholarships guaranteed to eligible students. For example, Transfer Academic Scholarships are now guaranteed for students from all Tennessee community colleges. In addition, we made a major investment in student success by reallocating money to hire 47 more academic advisors to provide students the support, guidance, and encouragement they need to graduate on time.
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.
—President Sidney A. McPhee
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.
I am TRUE BLUE.
MTSU by the
MTSU was one of just 108 colleges and universities recognized by the highly respected Chronicle of Higher Education for producing Fulbright international scholars in 2013, ranked alongside Duke, Harvard, and Yale. (No other Tennessee institution made the list.)
More than 20 MTSU alumni or former students and faculty have been nominated for Grammy Awards in the last eight years. Eight have won Grammys so far, including some repeat recipients, in categories from classical to gospel to bluegrass. Music business graduate Luke Laird, a hit country songwriter-producer and 2014 Grammy winner, and former MTSU football player Sam Hunt, who performed with Carrie Underwood on the show, were dual nominees in 2016.
MTSU was among just 240 colleges and universities across the country to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MTSU was also among 157 of those institutions to be reclassified for the designation after having first achieved it in either 2006 or 2008.