Title III Programs
Serving Tennessee State University
Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is a federally funded program designed to support the infrastructure of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other institutions serving a high percentage of needy students. Tennessee State University receives over $4 million annually to strengthen various academic programs, administrative operations, and student services. In addition, it receives over $2 million to support graduate programs.
The university is funded by the U.S. Department of Education in five-year cycles. Annual funding is based on a Phase I Report indicating the number of graduates, the number of Pell grant recipients, and the number of students attending graduate or professional school, plus a Phase II Performance Report.