Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee


Costs to Attend Middle Tennessee State University

Are you interested in applying to Middle Tennessee State University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Tennessee Residents: $16,067
  • Non Tennessee Residents: $30,683
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Tennessee Residents: $5,616
  • Tution for non-Tennessee Residents: $20,232
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $7,532
  • Books and Supplies: $1,325
  • Other Fees: $1,594

The cost per year to attend Middle Tennessee State University is $16,067 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Tennessee have a total one year cost of $30,683. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Middle Tennessee State University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Middle Tennessee State University is $64,268 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $64,268
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $122,732

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Tennessee Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $8,034
  • Non Tennessee Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $15,342

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $9,148*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $36,592**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 66%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $6,841
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 41%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,777
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,733

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Middle Tennessee State University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Middle Tennessee State University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $36,592, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 66% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,148. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Middle Tennessee State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $368.05
  • Amount Borrowed: $36,592.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $7,573.57
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $44,165.57

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Middle Tennessee State University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Middle Tennessee State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $44,165.57 is recommended to afford a $368.05 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Middle Tennessee State University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,766 to $6,754. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 8.3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $64,268.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Middle Tennessee State University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $22,096, 4 Year Degree: $88,383
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $28,201, 4 Year Degree: $112,802
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $35,992, 4 Year Degree: $143,967
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $41,665, 4 Year Degree: $166,660

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Middle Tennessee State University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Tennessee residents: $219
  • Cost for one class for Tennessee residents (3 credit hours): $657
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $790
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $2,370
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $3,160

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Middle Tennessee State University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $5,988 In State / $17,916 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.1% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $5,700 In State / $16,592 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $5,278 In State / $15,554 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.7% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $4,766 In State / $14,460 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $4,600 In State / $13,912 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.7% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,230 In State / $12,718 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.2% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $3,910 In State / $11,842 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.6% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $3,442 In State / $10,400 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.8% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,194 In State / $9,666 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.7% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $2,808 In State / $8,436 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.1% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $2,506 In State / $7,622 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.8% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,392 In State / $7,218 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.9% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,196 In State / $6,792 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.6% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,022 In State / $6,358 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.5% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $1,972 In State / $6,102 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $1,792 In State / $5,726 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.4% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,668 In State / $5,450 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.6% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,594 In State / $5,196 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.9% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $1,412 In State / $4,746 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.3% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,316 In State / $4,419 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.8% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,232 In State / $4,186 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.8% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,164 In State / $3,900 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.9% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,120 In State / $3,712 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,048 In State / $3,478 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Middle Tennessee State University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $16,067. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 305 $64,268
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 280 $64,268
4 year cost
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 249 $64,268
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 210 $64,268
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 166 $64,268
4 year cost
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree 141 $64,268
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 111 $64,268
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 111 $64,268
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 97 $64,268
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 95 $64,268
4 year cost
Engineering/Industrial Management Bachelor's Degree 90 $64,268
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 81 $64,268
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 73 $64,268
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 64 $64,268
4 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 56 $64,268
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 54 $64,268
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 50 $64,268
4 year cost
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 50 $64,268
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 50 $64,268
4 year cost
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 41 $64,268
4 year cost
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 38 $64,268
4 year cost
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 35 $64,268
4 year cost
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 34 $64,268
4 year cost
Family Resource Management Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 34 $64,268
4 year cost
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $64,268
4 year cost
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $64,268
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 31 $64,268
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 31 $64,268
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 29 $64,268
4 year cost
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 29 $64,268
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $64,268
4 year cost
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor's Degree 28 $64,268
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $64,268
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 27 $64,268
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 26 $64,268
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 25 $64,268
4 year cost
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 25 $64,268
4 year cost
Industrial and Organizational Psychology Bachelor's Degree 23 $64,268
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $64,268
4 year cost
Plant Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $64,268
4 year cost
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 20 $64,268
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 17 $64,268
4 year cost
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 $64,268
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $64,268
4 year cost
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 5 $64,268
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 5 $64,268
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $64,268
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 4 $64,268
4 year cost
Office Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 4 $64,268
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 3 $64,268
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $64,268
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 2 $64,268
4 year cost
Industrial Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 $64,268
4 year cost
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $64,268
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $64,268
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 $64,268
4 year cost
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $64,268
4 year cost
Music Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $64,268
4 year cost
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 $64,268
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 $64,268
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $64,268
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $64,268
4 year cost

About Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a four year public college located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Full time enrollment is 20,416 and part time is 6,026.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 9,405 applicants. 6,289 were admitted and 3,120 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about Middle Tennessee State University at CollegeSimply.

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  • 1301 East Main Street
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 37132

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