Middle Tennessee State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,200
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,265
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.68%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
94.2%
9,096 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
22,080
74.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.2%
1,552 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 Other Multidisciplinary Studies (238 degrees awarded), General Psychology (221 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (192 degrees).

In 2020, 4,977 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,339 degrees), 4.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (795 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $7,200, which is $−21,429 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $7,200, which is $−21,429 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,265.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Middle Tennessee State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,200
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University was $7,200. The cost of tuition at Middle Tennessee State University is $−21,429 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$12,265
2020 Value
2.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Middle Tennessee State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,265. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Middle Tennessee State University grew by 2.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,976
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Middle Tennessee State University was of $8,976 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board increased by 3.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.7% with respect to 2019, when 77% 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.
7.68%
2018 Default Rate
407
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Middle Tennessee State University was 7.68%, which represents 407 out of the 5297 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 9,096 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.37% annual growth. Out of those 9,096 applicants, 8,568 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.2% acceptance rate.

There were 22,080 students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Middle Tennessee State University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,568
Accepted Out of 9,096

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Middle Tennessee State University was 94.2% (8,568 admissions from 9,096 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 93.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.37%, while admissions grew by 1.89%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
218
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Middle Tennessee State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Middle Tennessee State University has a total enrollment of 22,080 students. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 16,433 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,647. This means that 74.4% 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 65.2% White, 17.1% Black or African American, 6.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.03% Asian, 3.63% Two or More Races, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0951% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.9%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,080 students. The full-time enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University is 16,433 and the part-time enrollment is 5,647. This means that 74.4% of students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    14,400
  2. Black or African American
    3,771
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,503

The enrolled student population at Middle Tennessee State University is 65.2% White, 17.1% Black or African American, 6.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.03% Asian, 3.63% Two or More Races, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0951% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 649 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 (3,339 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (795 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (238 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (221 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (192 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 (170 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (466 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 (166,484 people), Other managers (150,543 people), Postsecondary teachers (88,802 people), Graphic designers (86,047 people), and Secondary school teachers (74,130 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (170 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (466 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (312 degrees), and Agriculture (104 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 Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (170 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (466 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (312 degrees), and Agriculture (104 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 (342,275 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,079 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (187,070 people), Computer Systems Design (104,219 people), and Construction (86,691 people).

The most specialized majors at Middle Tennessee State University are Transportation (170 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (466 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (312 degrees), and Agriculture (104 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. 238 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 221 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 192 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Middle Tennessee State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 238 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,164
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,813
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,164 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University, which is 0.769 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,813).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Middle Tennessee State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 131 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 205 degrees were awarded to women at Middle Tennessee State University in General Psychology, which is 4.77 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% 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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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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Middle Tennessee State University is Female and Asian (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,339 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    795 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    259 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Middle Tennessee State University is white (3,339 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (795 degrees).

0.0804% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,868 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,471 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    505 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Middle Tennessee State University is white female (1,868 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,471 degrees).

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Operations

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at nearly $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.28M (3.01%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Middle Tennessee State University had a total salary expenditure of $398M. Middle Tennessee State University employs 341 Professors, 225 Associate professors, and 183 Assistant professors. Most academics at Middle Tennessee State University are Male Professors (209), Female Professors(132), and Male Associate professors (123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 505 employees, Service, with 157 employees, and Management with 133 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$109M
2020 Endowment
3.14%
growth from 2019

Middle Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at about $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Middle Tennessee State University grew 3.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $193M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.37M - Federal
  2. $2.33M - State
  3. $105k - Local

As of 2020, Middle Tennessee State University received $9.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.33M from state grants and contracts, and $105k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$181M
2020 Salaries
3.08%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Middle Tennessee State University paid a median of $181M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($398M) and a 3.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.59% growth from 2018 and a 4.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$75M
Instructional Salaries
946
Number of Employees

In 2020, Middle Tennessee State University paid a total of $75M to 946 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
341 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
505 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Professor with 341 employees; Associate professor with 225 employees; and Associate professor with 183 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University were Office and Administrative Support with 505 employees; Service with 157 employees; and Management with 133 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Middle Tennessee State University was Male Professor with 209 employees, Female Professor with 132 employees, and Male Associate professor with 123 employees.

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

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