Middle Tennessee State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,200
2.39% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,964
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.73%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
93.7%
8,973 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
21,721
75.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
44.2%
1,395 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 (260 degrees awarded), Music Management (207 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (201 degrees).

In 2019, 4,940 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Middle Tennessee State University. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,404 degrees), 4.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (747 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $7,200, which is $−21,300 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $7,200, which is $−21,300 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,964.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,200
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University was $7,200. The cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $−21,300 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,964
2019 Value
2.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Middle Tennessee State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,964. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Middle Tennessee State University grew by 2.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,698
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Middle Tennessee State University was of $8,698 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board increased by 3.65% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.32% with respect to 2018, when 76% 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.
9.73%
2017 Default Rate
536
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Middle Tennessee State University was 9.73%, which represents 536 out of the 5506 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Middle Tennessee State University received 8,973 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 8,973 applicants, 8,409 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.7% acceptance rate.

There were 21,721 students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in 2019, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Middle Tennessee State University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
8,409
Accepted Out of 8,973

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Middle Tennessee State University was 93.7% (8,409 admissions from 8,973 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 93.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 11.4%, while admissions grew by 11.6%.

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage
71
Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Middle Tennessee State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Middle Tennessee State University has a total enrollment of 21,721 students. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 16,402 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,319. This means that 75.5% 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 64.6% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 6.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Asian, 3.63% Two or More Races, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (30.3%) and Black or African American Female (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,721 students. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 16,402 and the part-time enrollment is 5,319. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 75%. 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
    14,035
  2. Black or African American
    3,825
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,404

The enrolled student population at Middle Tennessee State University is 64.6% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 6.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Asian, 3.63% Two or More Races, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 26 students (0.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 540 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 (3,404 degrees awarded). There were 4.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (747 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (260 degrees awarded), followed by Music Management (207 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (201 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 (151 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Other managers (213,900 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (157,099 people), Graphic designers (111,603 people), Marketing managers (103,388 people), and Postsecondary teachers (97,810 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (151 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (429 degrees), and Communications (329 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 Middle Tennessee State University are Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (151 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (429 degrees), and Communications (329 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 (387,891 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (271,555 people), Computer Systems Design (159,043 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (139,213 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (122,382 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (151 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (429 degrees), and Communications (329 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. 260 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 207 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 201 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 260 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,200
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,740
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,200 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University, which is 0.803 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,740).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 172 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 165 degrees were awarded to women at Middle Tennessee State University in General Psychology, which is 4.13 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 20% 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 47% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (55%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Middle Tennessee State University is Male and Asian (55% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.15% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,404 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    747 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Middle Tennessee State University is white (3,404 degrees awarded). There were 4.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (747 degrees).

0.202% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,852 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,552 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    495 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Middle Tennessee State University is white female (1,852 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,552 degrees).

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Operations

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at nearly $106M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.97M (3.76%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Middle Tennessee State University had a total salary expenditure of $382M. Middle Tennessee State University employs 322 Professors, 224 Associate professors, and 194 Assistant professors. Most academics at Middle Tennessee State University are Male Professors (193), Female Professors(129), and Male Associate professors (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 502 employees, Service, with 152 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 137 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$106M
2019 Endowment
2.35%
growth from 2018

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at about $106M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Middle Tennessee State University grew 2.35% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $205M 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. $8.19M - Federal
  2. $2.77M - State
  3. $95.7k - Local

As of 2019, Middle Tennessee State University received $8.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.77M from state grants and contracts, and $95.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$176M
2019 Salaries
4.59%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Middle Tennessee State University paid a median of $176M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($382M) and a 4.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.3% growth from 2017 and a 1.19% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$73.2M
Instructional Salaries
952
Number of Employees

In 2019, Middle Tennessee State University paid a total of $73.2M to 952 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
322 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
502 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Professor with 322 employees; Associate professor with 224 employees; and Associate professor with 194 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Office and Administrative Support with 502 employees; Service with 152 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 137 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University was Male Professor with 193 employees, Female Professor with 129 employees, and Male Associate professor with 119 employees.

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

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