Mission & Vision

Strategic Planning

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Mission Statement

Tennessee State University, an Historically Black College/University (HBCU), fosters scholarly inquiry and research, lifelong learning, and a commitment to service.

Vision Statement

Tennessee State University aspires to achieve national and international prominence, building on its heritage and preparing leaders for a global society.

Core Values

Tennessee State University maintains the following core values:

  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Shared governance
  • Diversity
  • Service