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Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

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How Colleges Spend Money

The graph below shows the Administrative Cost Per Student at Tennessee State University. This is a measure of expenditures per student for day-today executive operations of the institution, not including student services or academic management.

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FIRE Speech Rating

Tennessee State University earns a Red speech code rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).

A red light institution is one that has at least one policy both clearly and substantially restricting freedom of speech, or that bars public access to its speech-related policies by requiring a university login and password for access.

FIRE evaluates colleges and universities' "speech codes," or written free speech policies, for how well they protect students' freedom of speech. ACTA believes an institution's commitment to free expression correlates with its commitment to academic excellence, facilitated through the free exchange of ideas.

Tennessee State University says, "All bachelor’s degree programs at the University are designed to equip students to apply their learning to real opportunities, challenges, and needs. Recipients of the bachelor’s degree should have developed this ability throughout their course of study in service learning, internships, and other experiences of pre-professional and civic engagement. Both the design of these experiences and the work of the student should effectively demonstrate the application of the University’s other four baccalaureate outcomes in authentic and meaningful contexts beyond the classroom." [Source]

Curriculum last evaluated: 4/1/2021

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.