Tennessee State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,216

2.37% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,614

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13.5%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

8,760

73% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

41%

418 Graduates

About

Tennessee State University is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tennessee State University were Teacher Education (89 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (65 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (65 degrees).

In 2016, 1,611 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tennessee State University. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (872 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (507 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee State University is $6,216, which is $-19,640 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee State University is $6,216, which is $-19,640 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,614.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,216

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Tennessee State University was $6,216. The cost of tuition at Tennessee State University is $-19,640 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$9,614

2016 Value

0.104%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Tennessee State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,614. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Tennessee State University grew by 0.104%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,707

Room and Board

$2,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tennessee State University was of $6,707 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.35% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Tennessee State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.2% with respect to 2015, when 83% 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.

13.5%

2015 Default Rate

421

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Tennessee State University was 13.5%, which represents 421 out of the 3112 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Tennessee State University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 8,760 students enrolled at Tennessee State University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Tennessee State University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tennessee State University has a total enrollment of 8,760 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee State University is 6,396 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,364. This means that 73% of students enrolled at Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.8% Black or African American, 18.2% White, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.39% Hispanic or Latino, 0.925% Asian, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tennessee State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (47%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.7%) and White Female (5.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.7%) and White Male (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,760 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee State University is 6,396 and the part-time enrollment is 2,364. This means that 73% of students enrolled at Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%

2016 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 Tennessee State University was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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. Black or African American

    5,673

  2. White

    1,593

  3. Two or More Races

    227

The enrolled student population at Tennessee State University is 64.8% Black or African American, 18.2% White, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.39% Hispanic or Latino, 0.925% Asian, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 559 more women than men received degrees from Tennessee State University. The majority of degree recipients at Tennessee State University are black or african american (872 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (507 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tennessee State University is Teacher Education (89 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (65 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (65 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tennessee State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (77 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 Tennessee State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,974,787 people), Social workers (329,515 people), Secondary school teachers (319,425 people), Education administrators (292,386 people), and Counselors (276,923 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee State University are Agriculture (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (77 degrees), Psychology (106 degrees), and Education (169 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tennessee State University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Tennessee State University are Agriculture (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (77 degrees), Psychology (106 degrees), and Education (169 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 Tennessee State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,045,509 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,451 people), Hospitals (376,323 people), Individual & family services (259,946 people), and Outpatient care centers (214,213 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee State University are Agriculture (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (77 degrees), Psychology (106 degrees), and Education (169 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 Tennessee State University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tennessee State University was Teacher Education with 89 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 526

  2. 1,085

In 2016, 526 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee State University, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,085).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee State University in General Health & Physical Education, which is 1.77 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 190 degrees were awarded to women at Tennessee State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.33 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% of students graduating from Tennessee State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tennessee State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.718% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    872 degrees awarded

  2. White

    507 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tennessee State University is black or african american (872 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (507 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    572 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    375 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    300 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tennessee State University is black or african american female (572 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (375 degrees).

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Operations

Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at nearly $44.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $339k (0.758%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Tennessee State University had a total expenditure of $180M. Of that $180M, they spent $82.6M on salaries and $180M on benefits.

Tennessee State University employs 107 Associate professors, 101 Professors, and 83 Assistant professors. Most academics at Tennessee State University are Male Professors (66), Male Associate professors(57), and Female Associate professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 286 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 232 employees, and Management with 120 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.7M

2015 Endowment

3.77%

growth from 2014

Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at about $44.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Tennessee State University grew 3.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $226M 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. $32.2M - Federal

  2. $952k - State

  3. $890k - Local

As of 2015, Tennessee State University received $32.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $952k from state grants and contracts, and $890k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$82.6M

Salary Expenditure

$180M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Tennessee State University had a total expenditure of $180M. Of that $180M, they spent $82.6M on salaries and $180M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Tennessee State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$82.6M

2015 Salaries

0.949%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Tennessee State University paid a median of $82.6M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($180M) and a 0.949% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.41% growth from 2013 and a 3.55% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.5M

Instructional Salaries

309

Number of Employees

In 2015, Tennessee State University paid a total of $20.5M to 309 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

107 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

286 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tennessee State University were Associate professor with 107 employees; Professor with 101 employees; and Professor with 83 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 286 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 232 employees; and Management with 120 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tennessee State University was Male Professor with 66 employees, Male Associate professor with 57 employees, and Female Associate professor with 50 employees.

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

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