Student Achievement

Performance Measures

Tennessee State University (TSU) utilizes a variety of metrics to measure student success and program quality. It adheres to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policy regarding Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure. This policy obliges the University “to provide to its students, constituents, and the public, information about itself that is complete, accurate, timely, accessible, clear and sufficient.” The University updates these charts annually to convey to its constituents the most current information available in the categories charted below. The Student Achievement Standing Committee established in 2018 has been charged with monitoring the data associated with the student success measures that are outlined on this webpage.

Tennessee State University identifies student achievement goals and outcomes within the unique context of being a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), an 1890 land-grant institution, and a comprehensive doctoral and research university. TSU’s commitment to student achievement is reflected through its mission to […transform lives, prepare a diverse population of leaders, and contribute to economic and community development by providing affordable and accessible educational programs at various degree levels promoting academic excellence through scholarly inquiry, research, lifelong learning, and public service.] Goals and outcomes are identified during the university strategic planning process and based upon accountability initiatives within the state of Tennessee, which include the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) Quality Assurance Initiative and the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010. University goals and outcomes are communicated to each division and unit, who are held responsible for the development and implementation of division/unit goals and outcomes aligned to the university’s strategic plan.    

Data presented on this webpage was obtained from: (a) Tennessee Higher Education Commission Fact Books 2020-2022, and (b) data sources within University units assigned to track specific data points (i.e., Institutional Research).  It should be noted that data in the THEC Fact Book is published once a year; thus, data in this report represents the most up-to-date information available from that source.


Student Achievement Data - 2024