Tennessee State University
|Tennessee A & I College
Tennessee Normal School for Negroes
|Motto||Think. Work. Serve|
|Established||June 19, 1912|
|Affiliation||Tennessee Board of Regents|
|Students||9,027 (Fall 2014)|
|Undergraduates||7,073 (Fall 2014)|
|Postgraduates||1,954 (Fall 2014)|
|Location||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Campus||Urban, 903 acres (4 km²)|
|Colors||TSU Blue and White
|Athletics||NCAA Division I – OVC|
Tennessee State University Historic District
|Location||3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
|Architect||Marr & Holman, et al.|
|NRHP reference #||96000677|
|Added to NRHP||June 14, 1996|
Tennessee State University (Tennessee State, Tenn State or TSU) is a public land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1912, it is the largest and only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban institution offering 38 bachelor’s degrees, 24 master's degrees, and seven doctoral degrees. Tennessee State is the only public university in Nashville.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Academics
- 4 Student activities
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 Further reading
- 9 External links
The university was established as the Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State Normal School for Negroes in 1912. Its dedication was held on January 16, 1913. It changed its name to Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State Normal College in 1925. Two years later, in 1927, it became known as Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State College.
In 1941, the Tennessee General Assembly directed the Board of Education to upgrade the educational program of the college. Three years later the first master's degrees were awarded and by 1946 the college was fully accredited the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Today, Tennessee State University is divided into eight schools and colleges and has seen steady growth since its inception. The university's health science program is the largest in the state and one of the largest in the nation.
Aligned with the Tennessee Board of Regents, it is currently governed by an institutional Board of Trustees.
The 500 acres (2.0 km2) main campus has more than 65 buildings, and is located in a residential setting at 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee State's main campus has the most acres of any college campus in Nashville. The Avon Williams campus is located downtown, near the center of the Nashville business and government district. Tennessee State offers on-campus housing to students. There are on-campus dorms and two apartment complexes for upperclassmen. On-campus facilities include dormitories Wilson Hall, Watson Hall, Eppse Hall, Boyd Hall, Rudolph Hall, Hale Hall, as well as the Ford Complex and New Residence Complex, TSU's two on-campus apartment complexes.
|U.S. News & World Report||Tier 2|
The university is currently accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award 38 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in seven areas (Biology, Computer Information Systems Engineering, Education, Psychology, and Public Administration), as well as the two-year Associate of Science degree in nursing, and dental hygiene.
Tennessee State is classified as a "Doctoral University with Moderate Research Activity."
The University Honors College (UHC) is an exclusive academic program founded in 1964 that caters to select academically talented and highly motivated undergraduate students.
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International or AACSB International; the first in Nashville to earn dual accreditation of both the undergraduate and graduate programs in 1994. The Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Teacher Education program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The College of Engineering has developed corporate partnerships with NASA, Raytheon and General Motors. The School of Nursing boasts a 100% first-time pass-rate for students taking licensure examinations. The College of Health Sciences (formerly the School of Allied Health) has recently added much-in-demand programs such as the Masters in Physical Therapy and the Bachelor of Health Sciences. The College of Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).
College of Engineering
- Aeronautical and Industrial Technology
- Architectural Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer and Information Systems Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
College of Business
- Business Administration
- Business Information Systems
- Economics and Finance
College of Liberal Arts
- Criminal Justice
- History, Political Science, Geography, and Africana Studies
- Languages, Literature, and Philosophy
College of Education
- Education (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE))
- Psychology (American Psychological Association (APA))
College of Health Sciences
- Dental Hygiene
- Health Care Administration and Planning
- Health Information Management
- Cardio-Respiratory Care Sciences: Cardio-Respiratory Care Sciences students are prepared to become respiratory therapists. Students receive extensive clinical training in affiliated area hospitals. The Cardio-Respiratory Care Science program of study is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
- Nursing: The Tennessee State University Division of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.
- Occupational Therapy: Tennessee State University's Occupational Therapy program started in 1991. Once a student has earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy they are eligible to sit for the National Board Certification Examination. The TSU Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
- Physical Therapy: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the Physical Therapy program provides a pathway to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. TSU has participated in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service since 2011 for its application process into the Physical Therapist graduate program.
- Speech Pathology and Audiology: Tennessee State University Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology's graduate program has maintained accreditation by the Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology since 1985.
College Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences
- Agricultural Sciences
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Pre-veterinary Medicine
- Applied Geospatial Information Sciences
College of Public Service and Urban Affairs
- Public Administration
- Social Work
- Urban Studies
- Professional Studies
Tennessee State University sponsors seven men's and eight women's teams in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned sports. The school competes in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision and is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. Tennessee State is the only Division I HBCU school who is not a member of the MEAC or SWAC.
Other fraternities and sororities
- "HBCU Money's 2015 Top 10 HBCU Endowments |". Hbcumoney.com. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
- "Tennessee State University : Quick Facts" (PDF). Tnstate.edu. 2013. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
- Tennessee State University Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-03.
- Lovett, Bobby L. "Tennessee State University". The Tennessee Encyclopedia of HIstory and Culture. Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
- Lamon, Lester C. (Spring 1973). "The Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial Normal School: Public Higher Education for Black Tennesseans". Tennessee Historical Quarterly. 32 (1): 42–58. JSTOR 42623357. (Registration required (. ))
- "2014 National Universities Rankings". Washington Monthly. Archived from the original on August 28, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
- "Best Colleges 2017: National Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. September 12, 2016.
- "2016 Rankings - National Universities". Washington Monthly. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
- "University Honors Program". Tnstate.edu. 1995-10-31. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
- "Official Site of Tennessee State Athletics". TSUTigers.com. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
- Senate Resolution No.1770: A Resolution congratulating and commending Senator Ulysses Lee "Rip" Gooch, Kansas State Senate, 2013
- "Gooch and Johnson honored as aviators," Sept. 6, 2001, Wichita Business Journal
- Gooch, U.L. "Rip" with Glen Sharp, Black Horizons: One Aviator's Experience in the Post-Tuskeegee Era,2006, Aviation Business Consultants, Wichita, KS. (Self-published autobiography, partially published online at Google Books, and distributed by Amazon.com
- U.L. "Rip" Gooch - Legislator, aviator and activist, website of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission, Office of the Governor, State of Kansas, Sept. 13, 2013 (retrieved Oct.29, 2014).
- Noble. Horace - "Jayhawk at Skyhook 2014; Senator U.L. "Rip" Gooch attends Skyhook 2014", Sept. 2014, BPA ATIS newsletter, Black Pilots of America, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; notation that Gooch was an original member of the black aviation organization "Negro Aviation International, Inc.," before transferring to the BPA, and notes his attendance at "Skyhook 2014" "the premier event of Black aviation." Reports his May 2014 election as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Jayhawk Chapter of the BPA.
- "Salina bankers deny claim they discriminate against minorities,", "Salina Journal, June 6, 1971, page 8, (retrieved Oct.29, 2014 from "Newspapers.com"); includes TEXT identifying "U.L. "Rip" Gooch, president of Aero Services Co., Wichita," as one of the speakers.
- Chance, Carl, ed., "Kansas Governors Aviation Honor Awards: U. L. 'RIP' GOOCH,", WingsOverKansas.com, Nov. 12, 1993
- Campbell, Jim, ed., "Who Is Rip Gooch And Why Do We Owe Him? 80-Year Old Aviation Pioneer Feted In Wichita,"Aero-News Network online, Sep 15, 2003
- Weems, Robert E., Jr., "Commentary: Past and Present Wichita's Black Entrepreneurs", KMUW-FM radio (public radio station at Wichita State University), Feb. 6, 2013
- Malone, Janice (July 28, 2005). "TSU To Honor Media Pioneer Xernona Clayton". The Tennessee Tribune. Retrieved January 2, 2013. (subscription required)
- Associated Press, State Rights Commission Aggressive Force, Garden City Telegram, May 6, 1971, page 3
- "Glenda Glover". Tnstate.edu. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
- "Jimmy Blanton". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Hank Crawford". All About Jazz. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Moses Gunn". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Lee Summers".
- Latimore, Marshall (13 December 2012). "For Detroit's KeY Wane, Graduation Has Two Degrees of Success". Black Enterprise. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Oprah Winfrey". Stanford News. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- "Biography". Senatorclayborne.com. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "Harold Ford, Sr". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "KC Mayor". 2013 City of Memphis. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
- "Howard Gentry, Jr". League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Associated Press, Oldest state senator leaving post, December 20, 2003, Topeka Capital-Journal,
- Associated Press (John Hanna), "Legislature ends session with nod to senator,", May 30, 2003, Lawrence Journal-World
- Associated Press, "Senate Honors Oldest Member Before 2003 Adjournment", May 30, 2003, Salina Journal, page 3
- "Thelma Harper". Tennessee General Assembly. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Harvey Johnson, Jr". 1995-2010 City of Jackson, MS. Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Louisiana: Simpkins, C. O.", Who's Who in American Politics, 2003-2004, 19th ed., Vol. 1 (Alabama-Montana) (Marquis Who's Who: New Providence, New Jersey, 2003), p. 794
- "A C Wharton". 2013 City of Memphis. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Wini Warren (1999). Black Women Scientists in the United States. Indiana University Press. p. 198. ISBN 0-253-33603-1.
- "100 Moments: "747" Lights Up the Skies". tsutigers.com. August 24, 2012. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
- "Brent Alexander". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- "Bennie Anderson". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- "TSUs Dick Barnett and John McLen". Ibcsports.com. 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
- "Ralph Boston". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "SAM BOWERS". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
- "Waymond Bryant". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- "David Glenn Davis". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- "Richard Dent". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2006. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- "Lamar Divens". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- "Larry Tharpe". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- "Cleveland Elam". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- "Charley Ferguson". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Sean Foley". TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Ryan Fann". Amputee Blade Runners. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Randy Fuller". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Rogers Gaines". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- "Joe Gilliam". 3 Sports Reference LLC. All rights reserved. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "Hall of Famer Selected".[dead link]
- "W. C. Gorden". The Black College Football Museum. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "Mike Hegman". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Jarrick Hillery". arenafan.com. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- "Claude Humphrey". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Ed Jones". Sports Reference LLC. All rights reserved. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Joe Jones". Sports Reference LLC. All rights reserved. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Larry Kinnebrew". Sports Reference LLC. All rights reserved. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Anthony Levine". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Madeline Manning". 2001-2013 USA Track & Field, Inc. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Anthony Mason". 2003 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on April 4, 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Edith McGuire". the Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Steve Moore". 2000-2013 Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Lloyd Neal". 2013 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "NFL Players". tnstate.edu. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
- "Truck Robinson". 2000-2013 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie". 2013 Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Carlos Rogers". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- Ashley, Dwayne; Williams, Juan; Ingrum, Adrienne (2009). I'll find a way or make one: a tribute to historically Black colleges and universities. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-197693-3. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
- "Simon Shanks". 2000-2013 Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Nate Simpson". 2000-2013 Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Ahmaad Smith". gocatawbaindians.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
- "Ollie Smith". 2000-2013 Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Wyomia Tyus". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "Charlie Wade". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- "Carl Wafer". NFL Enterprises LLc. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- "Javarris Williams". NFL.com. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Lovett, Bobby L. A Touch of Greatness: A History of Tennessee State University (Mercer University Press, 2012) 340 pp.
- Petty, Raven (2007). Tennessee State University: Nashville, Tennessee. College Prowler Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-4274-0268-4.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tennessee State University.|