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MIDSTATE ALUMNI TOTALS MORE THAN 66,000 • MTSU initiated and sponsors the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame to recognize lifelong teaching achievements. • MTSU boasts some of the nation’s premier programs in aerospace, recording industry, and concrete industry management, attracting students from around the globe. Nursing, business, and mass communication programs also rank among the nation’s elite. • The University Honors College offers talented students the atmosphere of a small, select college within a major university. In 2007-08, MTSU unveiled prestigious Buchanan Fellowships – the highest academic scholarship awarded – named in honor of alumnus James Buchanan (B.S. ’40), recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. • More than $145 million in student financial assistance is available, including $38 million in scholarships. Seventy-one percent of the student body receives financial assistance. • When possible, MTSU strives for individualized education. Freshman English courses have no more than 24 students, and average 19.71. Introductory chemistry labs average 24.6 students, lectures average 73.8 students; general chemistry labs average 26.6 students, and lectures average 76 students; gen-
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eral requirement art courses average 76.9 students, foundation courses for art majors average 15.37 students; speech courses average 24.31 students; about 90.5 percent of undergraduate courses have 40 students or less; and average class size is 23.93 students. • MTSU graduates have a bright job market outlook. A 2007 alumni survey revealed 87 percent were employed. • The University has three centers of excellence – historic preservation, popular music, and study and treatment of dyslexia. Other centers, institutes, and bureaus include environmental education/cedar glade studies; energy efficiency and green energy management; health and human services; child welfare; business and economic research; Tennessee small business development; Middle East; organizational and human resource effectiveness; interdisciplinary microanalysis and imaging; and Tennessee mathematics, science, and technology education. • MTSU offers more than 140 undergraduate programs in eight colleges – Basic and Applied Sciences, Business, Education, Behavioral and Health Sciences, University Honors, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication, and University College. The College of Graduate Studies oversees more than 55 programs, including doctoral study.
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