Mission & Leadership

Strategic Guidance

Vision Statement

Tennessee State University aspires to be the premier public urban, comprehensive institution achieving prominence through innovation and instruction, research, creativity, and service with the dissemination of knowledge and information.


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Mission Statement

Tennessee State University, through its legacy as an HBCU and land grant institution, transforms lives, prepares a diverse population of leaders, and contributes to economic and community development by providing affordable and accessible educational programs at various degree levels promoting academic excellence through scholarly inquiry, teaching, research, lifelong learning, and public service.

Core Values

Tennessee State University maintains the following core values:

  • Learning everyday
  • Making excellence a habit
  • Thinking beyond the obvious
  • Working relentlessly
  • Serving everyone, we encounter

Student Achievement Data

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