Middle Tennessee State University [MTSU], Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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1301 East Main Street, Student Services & Admissions Center, Room 120, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Updated on - Dec 10th, 2021 | 04:21 PM By Archana S

Overview Content

Middle Tennessee State College is a public state college in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to get an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review. The campus is set on 466 acres featuring 234 permanent buildings having 3.1 million square feet of space. The western section of the campus contains most of the original buildings of the college, including Kirksey Old Main, the oldest classroom building.

MTSU is the best higher education college in the state with the combination of high-quality programs, student resources, incredible scholarship programs, and low tuition costs that are unmatched in Tennessee. MTSU has the lowest tuition rate of any major university in the state.

The total enrollment of MTSU is 22,157 students, MTSU serves as an emerging center for international study, understanding, and exchange and promotes ongoing engagement with its alumni, partners, and friends. Some notable alumni of MTSU are Chris Young, George. Clinton, Hillary Scott, and Kyle Holcomb. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to grant baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees.

Why Choose Middle Tennessee State University?

MTSU is regarded as one of the best schools in the state of Tennessee. There are 7 undergraduate degrees and around 15 graduate degrees offered at the campus. below the Several facts about the MTSU are as follows:

  • MTSU offers more than 350 courses
  • The average fee at MTSU is highly affordable for both- in-state and international students.
  • There are more than 300 students organizations and athletics teams competing at NCAA Division I
  • MTSU is the No. 1 provider to the region’s workforce with more than 64,000 alumni working in the region.
  • Middle Tennessee State University has freshman retention rates above the national average- 76%
  • The acceptance rate of MTSU is 93.5%, and hence it is fairly easy to get admission here.

Faculty and Departments at Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1 and hence the teachers at MTSU make sure that quality education is delivered to the students. Various departments at MTSU are:

Health Care


Political Science


Computer Science and Engineering






Student Services 

In addition to the college's endeavor to its academics and athletics, MTSU has more than 150 clubs, 10 major student organizations. The university provides unparalleled access and support services for students who live, study, and work on the MTSU campus. Some of the other services at the campus are:

  1. Blue Raider Athletics Team
  2. Ambulance 
  3. Public Safety 
  4. Library
  5. Dining Services
  6. Greek Life and Student Organizations
  7. Student Union Building
  8. Veterans and Military Family Centre

University Stats

Middle Tennessee State College is a public state college in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to get an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review. About 12,000 students apply for admission each year. Approximately 9,000 undergraduate applications being submitted in the fall of 2019, in which 94 percent were chosen and, ultimately, 39 percent enrolled. Given below the student enrollment stats of MTSU are:

Total Enrollment


International Students


Graduation Rate


Student Satisfaction Rate


Middle Tennessee State University Ranking

MTSU has Ranked #51 in the Best College of Music in America Ranks 2020, #121 in the Best College of Athletics Ranks 2020, #246 in the Top Public Universities in America Ranks 2020 by NICHE Rankings. Given below some ranking of MTSU are:

  • National Universities Rankings 2020, US News and Report: #293-381
  • US Rankings 2020, Times Higher Education: >600
  • Best Colleges for Music in America Rankings 2020, Niche: #51
  • Best College Athletics Rankings 2020, Niche: #121
  • Top Public Universities in America Rankings 2020, Niche: #246

Student-Faculty Ratio


Male-Female Ratio


International Students


Total Enrolment


Admission Details

The admission of this university can be made online for which the student has to be eligible and the student must create a login id on the official website or through the Common Application Portal. The application can only be sent once and a student can apply for only one program till the academic year ends. Fees can be paid with online banking. The students can pay the admission fees only through Visa and Mastercard. The admission procedure is highly competitive and selective. Find the admission requirements for international students :

  • Test scores of English Language proficiency
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passports
  • Official and authorized copies of the translated transcript.
  • Copy of the visa application

Acceptance Rate

Minimum Score
TOEFL Requirements

Min. 61

Minimum Score
IELTS Requirements

Min. 5.5

Application Website

Accepts Direct Application


Accepts Common Application


Total Applications


Average Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for courses differ from one another and also the tuition and other ancillary fees charged are different for domestic students and international students. The basic tuition fee ranges from $20,000 to $30,000 depending upon the courses or programs one chooses to enroll. However, the average cost of attending college may be approximately $28,606 per year. The approximate tuition fees for some of the courses are below:

Degree Type Tuition Fees
Diploma -
Undergraduate $28,606
Post Graduate $17,448

Application Details

Middle Tennessee State University accepts online application forms from students who are willing to enroll in any of the programs offered by them. The students are required to pay an application fee of $25 which is non-refundable and the international applicants are required to submit necessary documents like transcripts, English proficiency test results, copy of passports, and others as specified by the college. find below the MTSU application deadlines:

Events Dates
Application Deadline

Other Fees

Additional fees at Middle Tennessee State University may include housing, food, books and supplies, and personal expenses. Below are some of the additional fees:

  • Books & Supplies: $1,540/ Year
  • Room & Board: $8,392/ Year
  • Other Expenses: $4,178/ Year


Average Annual Tuition Fees
Average Accommodation
Application Fees

Courses Fees

Given below are the tuition fees.

  • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] in Nutrition and Food Sciences: $27,942
  • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] in Criminal Justice (Administration): $27,942
  • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] in Interior Design: $27,942
  • Master of Education [M.Ed] in Professional Counseling: $75,232

Bachelor Courses:

Master Courses:

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]

Course Fees: $27942

Bachelor of Arts [B.A]

Course Fees: $27942

Master of Science [M.Sc]

Course Fees: $

Master of Education [M.Ed]

Course Fees: $ - $75232

Bachelor of Business Administration [B.B.A]

Course Fees: $27942

View All Courses

Contact Information

For any queries regarding admission or other necessary details, one can visit the campus during working hours or can call at +1-615-898-2233 or send a mail at admissions@mtsu.edu. Find the MTSU location and contact details below:

Murfreesboro, North Carolina



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