Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, has now become more affordable to many thousands of potential students. The university is now offering tuition discounts of 40 percent for students from other states who live within 250 miles of Nashville. The state of Tennessee borders eight other states, the most in the nation. And some students in Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana are also less than 250 miles from Nashville.
Under the 250-Mile Radius Rate undergraduates taking 15 credit hours will pay $5,903 per year in tuition, a reduction of 43 percent from the current out-of-state tuition charge. The new rate plan also applies for graduate students. They will pay annual tuition of $6,176, or 35 percent less than the current rate for students from outside Tennessee.
John Cade, interim vice president for enrollment management and student support services at Tennessee State, said that “based on our national alumni base and legacy, out-of-state students have traditionally been attracted to Tennessee State University, but the cost of tuition has been a major barrier to many.’