Middle Tennessee State University Fast Facts

Middle Tennessee State University Fast Facts
At a Glance: 

MTSU is the No. 1 choice of undergraduates in Tennessee.

Forbes Magazine listed MTSU among the top 50 “Best Buy” schools in the nation.
In the category of “Best Colleges and Universities in America,” MTSU was in the top
100 public universities in the nation, higher than any other Tennessee school.

Princeton Review designated MTSU as one of the “Best Southeastern Colleges”
based on a student survey that included positive feedback on faculty, describing
them as “extremely knowledgeable and very willing to meet with students outside
of class.”

Billboard Magazine rates MTSU as “one of the nation’s elite recording programs.”

MTSU students come from 94 Tennessee counties, 46 states and more than 60
foreign countries.

MTSU produces 80 percent of the certified teachers in the Tennessee Board of
Regents system.

The Jennings A. Jones College of Business, one of the largest in the nation, has
more than 3,600 majors.

MTSU’s Aerospace program is one of the nation’s finest and has a fleet of more
than 40 airplanes equipped with the latest technology.

G.I. Jobs magazine designated MTSU as a military friendly university in its 2012
Guide to Military Friendly Institutions.

MTSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and
doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges can be contacted at 1866 Southern
Lane, Decatur GA 30033, (404) 679-4500, for information regarding MTSU's
accreditation status.

Fast Facts: 

Enrollment - 26,442 (Fall 2011)

Mascot - Lightning

Nickname - Blue Raiders

School Colors - Royal Blue & White

Athletic Conference -Sun Belt,
NCAA Division I

Notable Alumni
Albert Gore, Sr. – US Senator

James McGill Buchanan, Nobel
Prize winning economist

Hillary Scott, country music artist of
Lady Antebellum

Alysha Clark, Amber Holt - WNBA
players

Kelly Holcomb - NFL Football
quarterback

Main Campus Location
MTSU
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001
1 -615-898-2300
www.mtsu.edu

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