2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,617

Net Price

68%

Admitted

36%

Enrolled

54%

Graduation Rate

16/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Middle Tennessee State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 21,568. In 2021, there were 393 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #6 in Tennessee and ranks #272 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

393

Total Enrollment

21,568

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Middle Tennessee State University

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#6

Tennessee Rank

Combining ranking factors for 34 schools that offer psychology degrees in Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University ranks #6.

#272

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Middle Tennessee State University ranks #272.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Middle Tennessee State University offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology and Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology18
General Psychology23827
Industrial Organizational Psychology18
Social Work6824
Total Graduates34251
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 11,244 students applied to the Middle Tennessee State University. The university admitted 68% and 36% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Tennessee universities is 6,236. On average, all Tennessee institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Middle Tennessee State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 75%. Compared to all Tennessee four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for Middle Tennessee State University is 54%, compared to 57% for all Tennessee universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 53%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare MTSU to Tennessee Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Middle Tennessee State University to the average of all Tennessee four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

MTSU

11,244

Applicants

68%

Percent Admitted

36%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

TN Colleges

6,236

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 966 or 75% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 318 or 25% part-time faculty members employed at Middle Tennessee State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 933 or 73%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

MTSU

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

75%

Percent Full-Time

25%

Percent Part-Time

73%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TN Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

59%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Middle Tennessee State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,344, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,260.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $9,396 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,422.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Middle Tennessee State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Middle Tennessee State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,576
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,486
Total Living Expenses$14,062
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,344
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,260
Total Undergraduate Expenses$22,666
In-State, Graduate Tuition$9,396
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,422
Total Graduate Expenses$10,818
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Middle Tennessee State University is $12,617. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Middle Tennessee State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$8,763$8,817
$30,001 – $48,000$10,661$10,499
$48,001 – $75,000$14,498$13,990
$75,001 – $110,000$16,941$16,479
$110,001 and more$17,222$17,144
US Department of Education

Compare Middle Tennessee State University to all Tennessee universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

MTSU

$22,666

Cost to Attend

$7,121

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,617

Net Price

TN Colleges

$38,189

Cost to Attend

$16,224

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,644

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,983 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 17,589 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,121.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid17,589$7,121
Pell Grants6,606$4,585
Federal Student Loans7,162$6,193
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Middle Tennessee State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

MTSU

17,589

Grant or Scholarship Aid

56%

Grants or Scholarships

6,606

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

7,162

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

TN Colleges

4,167

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,615

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,978

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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