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

$11,880

Net Price

%

Admitted

%

Enrolled

31%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Tennessee State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 8,077. In 2021, there were 118 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #34 in Tennessee and ranks #1336 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

118

Total Enrollment

8,077

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Tennessee State University

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#34

Tennessee Rank

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

#1336

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Tennessee State University ranks #1336.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Tennessee State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology and Social Work. At the doctorate level General Psychology are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
General Psychology65910
Social Work1816
Total Graduates832510
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 0 students applied to the Tennessee State University. The university admitted % and % 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 Tennessee State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 53%. Compared to all Tennessee four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for Tennessee State University is 31%, compared to 57% for all Tennessee universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 102%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of 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.

TSU

0

Applicants

%

Percent Admitted

%

Percent Enrolled

53%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

31%

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 404 or 74% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 141 or 26% part-time faculty members employed at Tennessee State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 337 or 62%.

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.

TSU

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

74%

Percent Full-Time

26%

Percent Part-Time

62%

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 Tennessee State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,128, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $9,524 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,208.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend 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 Tennessee State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,548
On-Campus Living Expenses$5,448
Total Living Expenses$13,996
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,128
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$22,624
In-State, Graduate Tuition$9,524
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,208
Total Graduate Expenses$10,732
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Tennessee State University is $11,880. 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 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$10,636$10,973
$30,001 – $48,000$11,505$12,512
$48,001 – $75,000$12,563$15,610
$75,001 – $110,000$16,216$17,647
$110,001 and more$17,852$18,847
US Department of Education

Compare 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.

TSU

$22,624

Cost to Attend

$9,457

Average Financial Aid

73%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,880

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 1,190 or 73%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,521 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,457.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,521$9,457
Pell Grants2,933$4,724
Federal Student Loans2,807$6,535
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the 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.

TSU

4,521

Grant or Scholarship Aid

44%

Grants or Scholarships

2,933

Number of Pell Grants

29%

Pell Grants

2,807

Federal Student Loans

27%

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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