Middle Tennessee State University

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Middle Tennessee State University
City: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track, softball, volleyball[1]
Colors: blue, white
Mascot: Lightning (Blue Raiders)
Website: http://www.mtsu.edu/index.shtml

Middle Tennessee State University is a four-year public university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and is a member of Tennessee's State Board of Regents. MTSU offers in many fields, awarding Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees, and Post-Master's, and Postbachelor's certificates.


Founded in 1911, MTSU was the result of a 1909 decision by the Tennessee legislature awarding a state-funded college to each of Tennessee's distinct regions, in addition to a fourth in Nashville for African-American students:

Originally known for having taught the fields of education and nursing, Middle Tennessee Normal School expanded its curriculum over the years; by 1943 it had become a state college. Additional subjects plus an expansion of the campus gained it university status by 1965. Currently, MTSU is second to the University of Tennessee in size of student population; however it is the largest university in the state in the actual number of undergraduate students.


  • Agribusiness; Animal Sciences; Plant Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences
  • Biological and Physical Sciences; Interdisciplinary Studies; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
  • Health and Physical Education; Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Philosophy
  • Accounting; Business Administration and Management; Business/Managerial Economics; Finance; Management Information Systems; Marketing/Marketing Management; Office Management; Sales, Distribution and Marketing
  • Mass Communication/Media; Public Relations/Image Management
  • Computer Science
  • Art Teacher Education; Business Teacher Education; Health Teacher Education; Kindergarten/Preschool Education; Sales and Marketing/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education; Special Education; Technology/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Engineering Technology; Engineering/Industrial Management; Environmental Engineering Technology; Industrial Technology
  • English
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
  • Art; Dramatic/Theater Arts; Interior Design; Music; Music Management and Merchandising
  • Apparel and Textiles; Family Resource Management; Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
  • Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Athletic Training; Nursing (Registered Nurse Training)
  • History
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry; Geology/Earth Science; Physics
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Anthropology; Economics; International Relations and Affairs; Political Science and Government; Sociology


MTSU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference, competing on NCAA division level 1. Football is played at divisional level 1-A, and is sometimes played in a nationally televised spotlight. The school's athletic mascot is a blue, winged horse named "Lightning", adopted in 1998.


  1. http://www.goblueraiders.com/

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