Visitors Guide


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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 22,000-plus students, over 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 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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Record PalyerMTSU alumni and faculty have worked on 16 Grammy-winning entires in the last decade. Former student Hillary Scott, also a member of country supergroup Lady Antebellum, picked up two 2017 Grammys in contemporary Christian music with the Scott Family.

Fullbright IconIn the past seven years, MTSU has produced 14 Fullbright fellows. The prestigious scholarship program places U.S. students in other nations to teach or conduct research.

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 IconBased on the number of Ph.D. degrees conferred, MTSU has made an important transition and is no longer considered a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution by the National Science Foundation.