University College

We are about student success.

The mission of MTSU's University College is simple; everything we do is designed to enhance our students' success -- academically and beyond. We serve working adults, parents, veterans 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. University College offers a variety of programs and services that enable students to gain the most from their college experience.

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

Our offices have moved to 503 E. Bell Street, off Greenland Drive, in Murfreesboro. Call (615) 494-7714 for directions.

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 gained in the workforce into college credits – allowing them to graduate sooner and for less money. 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 complete their entire degree program online. Online classes let people continue their education without coming to campus.  The flexibility of online programs allows them to better fit their education around other commitments.

Customizable Degree Program


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 have already earned, and be prepared for graduate school. Additionally students may be able to receive academic credit for military experience or other certifications.  Advising is critical to the successful completion of academic goals.  We offer advising services to students of our degree programs as well as for students who are undecided about a major and need some additional support.

Summer Sessions

Community Colleges

Summer Sessions Community College
Summer sessions are attended by nearly 33% of all MTSU students. 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 Community Colleges provide 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 wide 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 partnerships with local and national businesses, students gain real world experience and businesses gain valuable workers.

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