University College

We are about student success.

The mission of MTSU's University College is simple; everything that we do is designed to enhance our student's success -- academically and beyond. We serve working adults, parents, veteran and active military, as well as traditional college students. 

Our average student is a little older than most college students and has responsibilities outside of the college environment. The University College offers a variety of programs and services that enable our students to gain the most from their college experience.

MTSU is the only public university in Tennessee to be awarded the Adult Learning Focused Institution designation based on their commitment to provide programs and services customized for adult student. The Adult Degree Completion Program at MTSU is the largest in the state of Tennessee and provides exemplary service to their students.

Degrees for working adults

ADCPFitting school around the demands of a full time job, a family, civic commitments and other responsibilities requires flexibility in program design. Through our innovative Prior Learning Assessment program students can often turn the knowledge that they have gained in the workforce into college credits – allowing them to graduate quicker and for less money than they ever thought possible. Graduate and undergraduate degrees available.

 

Online degrees and classes

onlineStudents take advantage of online classes and programs for a variety of reasons. A student can take a single class or, in many cases, complete their entire degree program online. Work at home, during breaks at work, on vacation, or on the road. Online classes let people continue their education without coming to campus.  The flexibility of online programs allows them to better fit their education around their other commitments.
   
Customizable Degree Program
Advising
University Studies Advising
Many students have unique goals and would like to design a degree to match their exact career interests. With the BS Integrated Studies students can custom design the program, tailor courses to their unique career goals, maximize the credits they already earned, and be prepared to go to graduate school. Additionally students may be able to receive academic credit for military experience or other certifications they have earned. The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies degree that we offer in our University Studies Program is often a perfect fit. Advising is critical to the successful completion of academic goals.  We offer advising services to students of our regular degree programs as well as for students who are currently undecided and need some additional support.
   
Summer Sessions
Community Colleges
Summer Sessions Community College
Summer sessions are attended by nearly 33% of all MTSU students for many reasons -- sometimes to catch up and other times to get ahead. Summer school provides an excellent way for students to make the most of their time at MTSU.  Learn more. We work closely with the many excellent community colleges in Middle Tennessee to help their students extend their education. Through our 2+2 programs and articulation agreements we’re helping them provide even more opportunities for their students. 
   
Free Tutoring
Professional Development
Tutoring Professional Development
Free Tutoring is provided for many of our classes through the Student Success initiative.  Learn more. Learning doesn’t stop at graduation. We offer nearly 1000 online, professional development classes covering a huge range of subjects.  Learn more.
   
EXL Scholars Program
Additional services we offer
EXL Other Services
The EXL Scholars Program provides students a unique opportunity to link hands on experiential learning to academic programs. Through this partnership with local and national businesses students gain real world experience and the business gain valuable workers.