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Tennessee State University

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Founded: 1912

ORAU Member since: 1993

Member Councilor: Lesia Crumpton-Young

Enrollment: 8,753 (fall 2016)

Mission Statement:

Your future drives our mission at Tennessee State University. As an Historically Black College/University (HBCU), TSU fosters scholarly inquiry and research, lifelong learning, and a commitment to service.

Building on our heritage of strong instruction and solid research, we prepare you for leadership, professional success, personal achievement, and service to local, national, and international communities in our global society.

At Tennessee State University, you’re the focus of our motto—Think. Work. Serve.—and the beneficiary of our core values:

  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Shared governance
  • Diversity
  • Service

Through the liberal education you receive at TSU, you’ll grow and develop as a person who appreciates cultural diversity, embodies a sense of civic and social responsibility, and is well prepared to fulfill your life’s goals.

Website: Tennessee State University