Why choose MTSU?

Transferring students quickly realize they’ve made the right choice in MTSU.

Arriving students find world-class programs, a rich and diverse student population, and facilities that are consistently—and significantly—being upgraded. And it’s all right here in Murfreesboro, a vibrant, student-centric community located only 30 minutes from Nashville.

MTSU is the home of numerous signature, highly regarded programs—and top national faculty teach in them. From its internationally recognized recording industry, aerospace, and concrete management programs to its burgeoning forensic science and molecular biosciences programs, academics at MTSU rival the best in the South.

MTSU boasts a student population drawn from 45 states and more than 74 countries, and it’s from this same diverse pool that you will find your friends and classmates! It’s for this reason that “Welcome to MTSU!” also means “Welcome to the World!”

While MTSU works with students who have attended hundreds of colleges around the country, there are some community colleges located geographically close to us with whom we have developed some special relationships and programs.

If you attend one of the following community colleges, please click below to discover some of the benefits from our enhanced relationship.

Chattanooga State Community College
Columbia State Community College
Dyersburg State Community College
Jackson State Community College
Motlow State Community College
Nashville State Community College
Roane State Community College