MTSU President Sidney A. McPheeWelcome to Middle Tennessee State University, which is widely recognized as one of the best public universities in the country.

Founded on September 11, 1911, MTSU is proud of its century-plus commitment to academic excellence and student success.

With an enrollment of about 24,000 students, MTSU is the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee. We are also the number-one choice for our state's veterans and transfer students. We lead the Tennessee Board of Regents system in total bachelor's degree graduates each year and are tops among all state universities for adult graduates. In spite of our impressive growth, we remain committed to providing individualized service in an exciting and nurturing atmosphere where student success is our top priority. Read more...

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Quest for Student Success Update

Higher education is just the latest arena facing a series of disruptive forces that could, on the one hand, lead to great innovation and transformation or, on the other, lead to significant losses in enrollment, funding, and cultural influence.

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Construction Projects Update

MTSU is an exciting place to work and study, largely because so many renovations and new buildings are underway, taking shape, or opening for use. Here is the latest on recent and current projects.

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Budget Overview

Fiscal year 2014–15 will be the first year of full implementation of the state’s outcomes-based funding formula as called for in the Complete College Tennessee Act. Under the act, productivity rather than enrollment drives state funding distribution.

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Recruiting Efforts

We are working very hard every day to recruit the best and the brightest students to enroll at MTSU.

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Athletic Highlights

MTSU became a full-fledged member of Conference USA last summer. I am very proud of the strong transition our teams, coaches, and staffers have made to this new level of competition.

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