Tennessee State University

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The Tennessee State University (also called TSU) is an African American government, historic University in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1912. In its present form it has existed for the merger of the Tennessee State University with the former University of Tennessee at Nashville in 1979. Currently, here are 8,748 students enrolled. In addition to the main campus, there is the Avon Williams Campus in downtown Nashville.


  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering, technology and computer science
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
  • Education
  • Care
  • Economics
  • Graduate Studies and Research
  • Institute of Government


The sports teams are the Tigers of TSU. The university is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference.

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