In 1909, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee moved "to provide for the improvement of the system of Public Education of the State of Tennessee, that is to say, to establish a General Education Fund."
Offering 300+ undergraduate and graduate degrees of study in diverse disciplines that prepare students for high-demand careers.
The various Middle Tennessee State University academic centers not only enrich the lives of those on campus, the surrounding community, the state and beyond; collectively, their academic, government, and business partnerships bring millions of dollars to fund cutting-edge research and community service offerings.
From helping a student struggling with dyslexia to assisting iconic WSM-AM place its historic radio broadcasting tower on the National Register of Historic Places, the work of MTSU’s diverse group of centers results in far-reaching, positive effects.
Middle Tennessee State University, a comprehensive, innovative institution, attracts students to distinctive bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs that prepare graduates to thrive in their chosen professions and a changing global society. Students and faculty generate, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and collaboratively promote excellence through teaching and learning, research, creative activity, and public engagement.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
Campus Housing provides you with opportunities for growth, development, and learning outside of the classroom. We are so much more than a roof over your head! We invite you to become a part of campus life by joining one of our many Living Learning Communities, participating in your hall’s Programming Council, or simply attending one of your RA’s programming events. There are so many ways to contribute to this vibrant community!
The MTSU Library, an active partner in the scholarly communication process, provides information resources and instructional services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and researchers. The library contributes to the university's quest to develop educated men and women through a commitment to strong collection development.
The center is the largest and most comprehensive veterans center on any Tennessee higher education campus. It enables the about-1,000 student-veteran population on campus to have a one-stop shop to meet a variety of academic needs. It is a place for our student-veterans to study, to gather and to get help from fellow veterans, who will serve as peer advisors and sponsors.
Middle Tennessee State University’s Board of Trustees is being established under the auspices of the Focus on College and University Success (FOCUS) legislation that was introduced by Gov. The FOCUS Act calls for the Board of Trustees to be the University’s governing body. The Board is comprised of ten members of which nine members shall be voting members and one member shall be a nonvoting member. Eight of the voting members will be appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee with at least three being alumni of the University. A University faculty member shall serve as onevoting Board member to be selected by the University Faculty Senate.
Middle Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Middle Tennessee State University.