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Overview | Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University

A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution

Main Campus:

1301 E Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Middle Tennessee State University Campus


Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is one of the oldest and largest public universities in the state with an enrollment of 23,000 students. MTSU is the #1 choice of undergraduate students in Tennessee and occupies over 500 acres at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro. Nashville, the state capital, is only 30 miles away. In its earliest days, MTSU was a teachers college and still educates more teachers than any university in Tennessee. It has one of the largest Recording Industry programs in the nation, strong reputations in business, aerospace, nursing, and mass communication, and a lasting commitment to the sciences and liberal arts.

MTSU holds the distinction of being recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly® higher education institution for exemplary practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students. 

The university offers credit for work and life experiences through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).