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The University About MTSU For the fourth year in a row, MTSU has been Middle Tennessee State University, situated named a “military-friendly institution” by G.I. at the geographic center of the state in MurJobs magazine and received a similar designafreesboro, is the oldest and largest institution tion in 2013 from Military Times. MTSU also has in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. With the state’s first federal VetSuccess on Campus an enrollment of about 24,000 students, it is the program. No. 1 choice of undergraduates in Tennessee. In 2012, MTSU was the only institution of MTSU is also the No. 1 producer of graduates higher education in Tennessee to receive the in the Tennessee Board of Regents system; Adult Learner Friendly Institution designation the second-largest producer of graduates in from the Coalition of Adult Learning Focused the state among public universities; the No. 1 Institutions. producer of adult (25 years old and older) and All 17 MTSU athletics programs met or exlow-income (Pell Grant–eligible) graduates in ceeded multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) the state; and the most efficient producer of requirements. On July 1, 2013, MTSU moved to graduates among the state’s public universities, Conference USA from the Sun Belt Conference, helping more students reach their educational in which it had won nine All-Sports trophies goals with fewer tax dollars. and more than 50 conference championships. MTSU houses a wide variety of nationally MTSU athletics will benefit greatly from C-USA’s recognized academic degree programs at the television partnerships, increased bowl tie-ins, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. The and larger national footprint. University is composed of eight undergraduate colleges offering more than 40 departments “I am True Blue” and more than 140 degree As we look to the future, MTSU is programs. The College of Graduworking to develop a community comate Studies offers more than 100 mitted tolearning, growth, and service. degree programs. We hold these values dear, and there’s MTSU has received regional, a simple phrase that conveys them: “I national, and international am True Blue.” acclaim for a variety of programs New students at convocation take the and activities including distincTrue Blue Pledge. It underscores our tive offerings in programs as core values of honesty and integrity; diverse as recording industry respect for diversity; engagement in management, horse science, the community; and committing to aerospace, and a first-of-its-kind reason, not violence. Each time these academic program in concrete words are repeated, they express not industry management. Many only the ideals the University wishes more traditional programs— to share with its students but also our agricultural science, nursing, devotion to student success. accounting, and education, among True Blue stands for the others—are considered to be very best of what Blue Raiders expect among the best in the region. from one another. On September 11, 1911, Middle Tennessee State Normal School opened as one of The MTSU community has been overwhelmed by the passion and attachment three teacher preparatory schools in the state of Tennessee. Today, MTSU is a Carnegie that True Blue has received on campus since it was introduced at the August 2011 Doctoral Research Intensive University that occupies more than convocation exercises. The Student Government Associa1,000 acres in Rutherford County including a 500-acre main tion adopted it as its official motto and redesigned its seal campus, an agricultural campus, an aerospace facility at the to emphasize True Blue. The pledge was incorporated into Murfreesboro Airport, and the Miller Horse Science Center. numerous student events, rallies, and other activities. Find A 250,000-square-foot, $147 million Science Building, set to out more atwww.mtsu.edu/trueblue. open by the 2015 spring semester, represents one of the most significant investments made by the state of Tennessee toward the enhancement of science and technology education. MTSU is one of just 108 colleges and universities recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education for producing Fulbright scholars in 2012–2013, placing it alongside universities such as Duke, Harvard, and Yale. No other Tennessee institution made the list.
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