About Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University, a coeducational, tax-supported institution founded in 1911, is located in Murfreesboro less than a mile from the exact geographic center of the state. Murfreesboro, a historic city of over 100,000, is 32 miles southeast of Nashville via I-24 and is easily accessible from any direction. MTSU students and personnel can enjoy the advantages of a metropolitan atmosphere without the impersonalization associated with a big city.
The large and beautifully landscaped campus of approximately 500 acres has more than 200 permanent buildings totaling almost 5.0 million square feet. Visitors may take a virtual tour at tour.mtsu.edu/.
The University is made up of eight undergraduate colleges-the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Mass Communication, the University College, the University Honors College-and a College of Graduate Studies. MTSU offers curricular breadth in a variety of programs ranging from traditional ones on which the school was founded to new, innovative ones designed for a rapidly changing society. Designated a regional university, MTSU provides services and continuing education to the central Tennessee area.
Some 80 percent of the school’s more than 950 full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees. The student body numbers more than 22,000 and comes from 94 Tennessee counties, 49 states, and 79 foreign countries.