School Name: Tennessee State University
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Year Founded: 1912
Number of Students: 8,930 undergraduate students
Specialty Programs: Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Inc.
- Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., Omega Psi Phi Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Inc., Iota Phi Theta, Inc., Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity
Alumni: Oprah Winfrey (talk show host/first Black woman billionaire in the world), Richard Dent (former NFL player), Wilma Rudolph (first African-American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics)
What You May Not Know About Tennessee State: TSU’s former track coach Ed Temple was head coach of two Olympic teams and was recently selected as a member of the 2012 class of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
Watch a video showing Tennessee State’s recently opened Boyd Residence Hall: