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 22,000 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 No. 1-ranked comprehensive public university for return on investment and is the institution of choice for the region’s top scholars.

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, quality programs, and a learning experience as remarkable and diverse as its students.

Grounded in cherished traditions, MTSU’s future 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 standing as Tennessee’s best regional 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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Record PalyerMTSU alumni and faculty have worked on 17 Grammy-winning projects recently, with Luke Laird landing a second Grammy for co-writing Kasey Musgraves’ “Space Cowboy.” Nine alumni were nominated in 2019, including Anderson East, Tay Keith, and Street Symphony as artists or producers. The University’s Grammy success was even featured on NBC Nightly News.

Gavel IconMTSU Debate experienced one of its best seasons in 100 years-plus history, winning 148 awards in 2017–18 and the top International Public Debate Association team award.

Power Button IconWalker Library’s new Makerspace is equipped with several 3D filament printers, a 3D resin printer, laser etcher, CNC machine, vinyl cutter, virtual reality kits, and kits full of parts to build just about anything imaginable.

Tassel IconTextiles, Merchandising, and Design alumna Ayana Ife (’15), who finished second on Bravo TV’s Project Runway, studied at Milano Fashion Institute in 2019 in fashion capital Milan, Italy, on a partial scholarship.