Middle Tennessee State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,344
2022 Average Net Price
$13,062
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.37%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
72.5%
12,868 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
20,086
72.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.6%
1,565 Graduates

About

Middle Tennessee State University is a higher education institution located in Rutherford County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Middle Tennessee State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (259 degrees awarded), General Psychology (218 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (218 degrees).

In 2022, 4,677 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Middle Tennessee State University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,241 degrees), 4.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (754 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $7,344, which is $−22,806 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $7,344, which is $−22,806 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,062.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Middle Tennessee State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,344
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University was $7,344. The cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $−22,806 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,062
2022 Value
3.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Middle Tennessee State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,062. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Middle Tennessee State University grew by 3.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,426
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Middle Tennessee State University was of $9,426 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.51% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.43% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.37%
2019 Default Rate
120
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Middle Tennessee State University was 2.37%, which represents 120 out of the 5072 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Middle Tennessee State University received 12,868 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.4% annual growth. Out of those 12,868 applicants, 9,335 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.5% acceptance rate.

There were 20,086 students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Middle Tennessee State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,335
Accepted Out of 12,868

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Middle Tennessee State University was 72.5% (9,335 admissions from 12,868 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.4%, while admissions grew by 21.4%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
216
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Middle Tennessee State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Middle Tennessee State University had a total enrollment of 20,086 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 14,613 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,473. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Middle Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.4% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Asian, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0846% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Black or African American Female (8.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 14,613 and the part-time enrollment is 5,473. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Middle Tennessee State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    13,144 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,915 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,580 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Middle Tennessee State University is 65.4% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Asian, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0846% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 281 students (1.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 877 more women than men received degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Middle Tennessee State University is white (3,241 degrees awarded). There were 4.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (754 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (259 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (218 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (218 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Middle Tennessee State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (224 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (154,446 people), Other managers (144,669 people), Graphic designers (94,396 people), Secondary school teachers (84,640 people), and Postsecondary teachers (80,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University in 2022 are Transportation (224 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (335 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (421 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Personal financial advisors, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (224 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (335 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (421 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Elementary & secondary schools (350,047 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (202,542 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (187,573 people), Computer Systems Design (124,162 people), and Construction (82,065 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (224 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (335 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (421 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Middle Tennessee State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 259 degrees awarded
  2. 218 degrees awarded
  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 259 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,900
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,777
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,900 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,777).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 187 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.935 times less than the 200 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 204 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University in General Psychology, which is 5.1 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Middle Tennessee State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Middle Tennessee State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.128% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,241 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    754 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    279 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Middle Tennessee State University is white (3,241 degrees awarded). There were 4.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (754 degrees).

0.535% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,883 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,358 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    491 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Middle Tennessee State University is white female (1,883 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1358 degrees).

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Operations

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at nearly $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 762k (0.601%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Middle Tennessee State University had a total salary expenditure of 413M. Middle Tennessee State University employs 329 Professors, 214 Associate professors and 184 Lecturers. Most academics at Middle Tennessee State University are Male Professor (202), Female Professor (127), and Male Associate professor (118).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 503 employees, Service, with 150 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 134 employees.

Endowment

$127M
2022 Endowment
9.01%
decline from 2021

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at about $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Middle Tennessee State University declined 9.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $246M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.8M - Federal
  2. $3.52M - State
  3. $114k - Local

As of 2022, Middle Tennessee State University received $10.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.52M from state grants and contracts, and $114k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$179M
2022 Salaries
2.95%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Middle Tennessee State University paid a median of $179M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($413M) and a 2.95% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$79.2M
Instructional Salaries
950
Number of Employees

In 2022, Middle Tennessee State University paid a total of $79.2M to 950 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
329 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
503 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Professor with 329 employees, Associate professor with 214 employees, and Lecturer with 184 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Office and Administrative Support with 503 employees, Service with 150 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 134 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University was Male Professor with 202 employees, Female Professor with 127 employees, and Male Associate professor with 118 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Middle Tennessee State University.

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