FAST FACTS
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Location:Nashville
Setting:Urban
Population:1,639,245
Enrollment:8,800
On Campus:35%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/24-12/16
  • Spring 01/16-5/9

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,612

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,394

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
N/A

Campus Diversity
22%Caucasian
67%African American
1%Hispanic
1%Asian American
0%Native American
9%International
0%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


LOCATION. Tennessee State University is located in Nashville, Tennessee which is known as "Music City USA" because of its vibrant country music industry. Also known as "The Athens of the South," Nashville is home to such tourist attractions as the Grand Ole Opry and the world's only exact reproduction of the Greek Parthenon.

THE UNIVERSITY. Tennessee State University was founded in 1912. It has a diverse mission and unique characteristics as a land-grant, major state-supported urban and comprehensive historically Black university. TSU has two campuses. The 450-acre main campus is located near the Cumberland River and has more than 65 buildings, outdoor recreational facilities, pastures, and farm land. The Avon Williams campus is located near the center of Nashville's business and government district. TSU offers diverse and highly respected academic programs featuring Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Sciences, Plant Science

Area Studies: African Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art Education, Art History, Commercial Art, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Health and Fitness Teaching

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, E-Business, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Office Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Studies

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Economics and Resource Management

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Early Childhood, English, Health Education, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education, Special Education, Teaching and Learning

Engineering: Architectural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English

Fashion: Textiles and Clothing

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Cardio-Respiratory Care Science, Dental Hygiene, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Industrial Engineering Technology

Notable Academic Programs
Business Administration, Biology/Life Science, Nursing, Psychology

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 10/10/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,612.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 21 ($49 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 21 ($49 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/10/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $25 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $60 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $40 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Book Bundle (E-Book) Fee: $120 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003522

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 10/10/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,950
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 6
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 4
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 4-6 miles
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1,444.00 per semester for 18 meals per week.
  • $1,340.00 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $719.00 per semester for 6 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
http://www.tnstate.edu/housing/meal_plan.aspx



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.