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Tennessee State University

Nashville, Tennessee


Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

About Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University (Tennessee State, Tenn State or TSU) is a public land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1912, it is the largest and only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban institution offering 38 bachelor’s degrees, 24 master's degrees, and seven doctoral degrees.


Located in Nashville, Tennessee.

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37209-1561, Davidson County

Tennessee State University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#755 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Tennessee

#19 of 171

2022 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

#7 of 50

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Tennessee State University is Medical followed by Business Management, Education, Engineering and Psychology.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Tennessee State University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni