Middle Tennessee State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,840

3.64% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,916

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.3%

9,938 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

21,913

75.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

44%

1,533 Graduates

About

Middle Tennessee State University is a higher education institution located in Rutherford County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Middle Tennessee State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (394 degrees awarded), Mass Communication & Media Studies (278 degrees), and Music Management (230 degrees).

In 2017, 5,086 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Middle Tennessee State University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,477 degrees), 4.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (819 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $6,840, which is $-19,660 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $6,840, which is $-19,660 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,916.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,840

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University was $6,840. The cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $-19,660 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,916

2017 Value

1.46%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Middle Tennessee State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,916. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Middle Tennessee State University grew by 1.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,246

Room and Board

$1,540

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Middle Tennessee State University was of $8,246 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,540. The cost of room and board increased by 1.73% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.37% with respect to 2016, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

10.3%

2016 Default Rate

624

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Middle Tennessee State University was 10.3%, which represents 624 out of the 6056 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Middle Tennessee State University received 9,938 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 16.4% annual growth. Out of those 9,938 applicants, 5,898 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.3% acceptance rate.

There were 21,913 students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in 2017, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Middle Tennessee State University has an overall enrollment yield of 51.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,898

Accepted Out of 9,938

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Middle Tennessee State University was 59.3% (5,898 admissions from 9,938 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 16.4%, while admissions grew by 0.683%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

110

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Middle Tennessee State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Middle Tennessee State University has a total enrollment of 21,913 students. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 16,575 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,338. This means that 75.6% 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 64.5% White, 19.4% Black or African American, 4.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.22% Two or More Races, 3.14% Asian, 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0365% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.8%), followed by White Male (30%) and Black or African American Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,913 students. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 16,575 and the part-time enrollment is 5,338. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 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 (83%), 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

  1. White

    14,133

  2. Black or African American

    4,241

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,086

The enrolled student population at Middle Tennessee State University is 64.5% White, 19.4% Black or African American, 4.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.22% Two or More Races, 3.14% Asian, 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0365% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 34 students (0.155%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 658 more women than men received degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. The majority of degree recipients at Middle Tennessee State University are white (3,477 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (819 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (394 degrees awarded), followed by Mass Communication & Media Studies (278 degrees) and Music Management (230 degrees).

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 (119 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (258 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (283 degrees).

Workforce

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 (172,833 people), Other managers (119,298 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (113,823 people), Postsecondary teachers (62,908 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (56,651 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (119 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (258 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (283 degrees), Agriculture (104 degrees), and History (80 degrees).

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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 Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (119 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (258 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (283 degrees), Agriculture (104 degrees), and History (80 degrees).

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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 (313,780 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (171,342 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (160,848 people), Legal services (84,308 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (76,113 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (119 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (258 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (283 degrees), Agriculture (104 degrees), and History (80 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 394 degrees awarded

  2. 278 degrees awarded

  3. 230 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 394 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,214

  2. 2,872

In 2017, 2,214 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University, which is 0.771 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,872).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.57 times more than the 115 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 245 degrees were awarded to women at Middle Tennessee State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.64 times more than the 149 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% 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, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Middle Tennessee State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.587% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,477 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    819 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    224 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Middle Tennessee State University is white (3,477 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (819 degrees).

0.0786% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,927 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,550 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    528 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Middle Tennessee State University is white female (1,927 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,550 degrees).

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Operations

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at nearly $96.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.68M (1.74%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Middle Tennessee State University had a total salary expenditure of $357M. Middle Tennessee State University employs 313 Professors, 216 Associate professors, and 185 Lecturers. Most academics at Middle Tennessee State University are Male Professors (197), Female Professors(116), and Male Associate professors (114).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 479 employees, Management, with 170 employees, and Service with 152 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$96.8M

2017 Endowment

12.2%

growth from 2016

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at about $96.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Middle Tennessee State University grew 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $190M 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. $7.5M - Federal

  2. $2.77M - State

  3. $186k - Local

As of 2017, Middle Tennessee State University received $7.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.77M from state grants and contracts, and $186k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$161M

2017 Salaries

1.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Middle Tennessee State University paid a median of $161M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($357M) and a 1.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.4% growth from 2015 and a 1.2% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$67M

Instructional Salaries

911

Number of Employees

In 2017, Middle Tennessee State University paid a total of $67M to 911 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

313 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

479 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Professor with 313 employees; Associate professor with 216 employees; and Associate professor with 185 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Office and Administrative Support with 479 employees; Management with 170 employees; and Service with 152 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University was Male Professor with 197 employees, Female Professor with 116 employees, and Male Associate professor with 114 employees.

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

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