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Tennessee State University

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently serving as our eighth president.


Tennessee State University has provided quality educational programs for over one hundred years. We are centrally located in the city of Nashville; welcoming students, faculty and staff from Tennessee, the nation and the world. Tennessee State University is one of the most diverse campuses within Tennessee Board of Regents system of colleges and universities. The intersecting richness of cultures blended with an illustrious HBCU tradition adds to the uniquely distinctive preparation of our students. We prepare our students for active engagement in professions at the local, state, national and international levels.


Tennessee State University is engaging in cutting-edge research to address critical challenges in our society. Our research arm supports faculty and students by taking their ideas from conception to fruition in critical areas such as biotechnology, homeland security and agriculture, to name a few. Our Centers of Excellence encourage collaborative and experimental learning opportunities and help expand the boundaries of science, education and technology.


The Career Development Center of Tennessee State University provides comprehensive assistance in preparing students for the world of work and for graduate or professional school opportunities. The staff has developed a variety of programs and services to identify and meet students’ career and personal goals. The professional staff’s commitment ensures the students are given appropriate guidance to meet their career planning or graduate/professional school desires.

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Student services

The TSU Advisement Center is located in the Student Success Center (formerly LRC), Suite 116. The Advisement Center Staff is dedicated to assisting students define and attain their educational goals through academic advisement, encouragement, and referral to needed campus resources.

Housing services

At this time, Tennessee State University does not require its students to live on campus at any point of their academic career. In recent years, the University has consistently reached capacity of its on-campus facilities, forcing students who have delayed in submitting their housing application and deposits to reside elsewhere.

Library services

Traditional library dependence on books on books and journals has evolved into growing utilization of electronic resources, such as the online catalog, e-journals, and an extensive number of databases, many of which offer full-text articles. Currently, the library's e-journal collection continues to grow, offering a wider selection of titles to support students and faculty's research at TSU.

ICT services

Lab Facilities - 80 computer labs that include:

  • 7 residence hall labs
  • 15 special applications/services labs
  • 1745 computers
  • 1600 PCs
  • 145 Macintosh
  • laser printing
  • Locations Listing

Medical services

Student Health Services is maintained to safeguard the health of students. Clinics are held Monday - Friday by a physician who:

  • Examines,
  • Administers, or
  • Prescribes treatment and medication.

Students suffering from complex medical/surgical problems are hospitalized at local hospitals of their choice. The university accept no responsibility for any student requiring hospitalization.

Student Life

Campus life

The 500 acres (2.0 km2) main campus has more than 65 buildings, and is located in a residential setting at 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee State's main campus has the most acres of any college campus in Nashville. The Avon Williams campus is located downtown, near the center of the Nashville business and government district. Tennessee State offers on-campus housing to students. There are on campus dorms and two apartment complexes for upperclassmen. On campus facilities include dormitories Wilson Hall, Watson Hall, Eppse Hall, Boyd Hall, Rudolph Hall, Hale Hall, as well as the Ford Complex and New Residence Complex, TSU's two on-campus apartment complexes.

Sports facilities

By offering a broad program of sport, recreation, and fitness activities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, we are providing life enhancing, recreational opportunities for the physical, mental, and social interest of the individual.

We offer the following fitness services:

  • martial arts,
  • aerobics
  • toning
  • zumba
  • workout gym
  • swimming pool,
  • locker room with showers

Student clubs

  • Biology Club
  • Student National Medical Association (MAPS-Minority Associate for Pre-Medical Students), Tennessee State University Chapter
  • Beta Kappa Chi (BKX)
  • Xi Phi Lambda


  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Council on Education of the American Health Information Management Association

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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