4 Major Facts about the State Tennessee was the 16th state in the USA; it became a state on June 1, 1796.State Abbreviation - TN State Capital - Nashville Largest City - Memphis Area - 42,146 square miles [Tennessee is the 36th biggest state in the USA] Population - 6,214,888 [Tennessee is the 17th most populous state in the USA] Name for Residents - Tennesseans Major Industries - mining (coal), electrical power, enriched uranium production, music, automobile manufacturing, farming (tobacco, cattle, soybeans, cotton), walking horses, tourismMajor corporations with headquarters in Tennessee include FedEx Corporation; Eastman Chemical Company, based in Kingsport, the North American headquarters of Nissan, based in Franklin; and the head-quarters of Caterpillar Financial (the finance division of the well known mining company Caterpillar) based in Nashville. Tennessee is also the location of a new manufacturing facility owned by Volkswagen, based in Chattanooga.
6 Higher Education in Tennessee Higher Education in the StateMajor Public and Private UniversitiesEducations as a Vehicle of Sustainable Economic Development in the StateMajor Education Initiatives in the State
7 Murfreesboro Murfreesboro is the county seat of Rutherford county The population 102, 000 one of the fastest growing city in the country.Music, Arts, Museums and Shopping
8 Major Facts about MTSU Brief History Founded in 1911 as one of three state normal schools for teacher training.Became State Teachers College in 1925 and Bachelor of Science degree was offered.In 1936, Bachelor of Arts was added.Became State College in Graduate school added in Advanced to university status in 1965.MTSU is a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.Size/Location137 permanent buildings (not including rentals, farm buildings, airport buildings, foundation buildings, farm manager home, and housing home.)4.2 Million square feet515 acresone mile from the geographic center of Tennessee
9 Major Facts about MTSUNine University Colleges: Basic and Applied Sciences, Behavioral and Health Sciences, Jennings A. Jones College of Business, Education, Honors, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication, University College and Graduate StudiesEight Bachelor degrees offered: Arts, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Music, Science, Science in Nursing, Social Work, and University Studies with over 64 Major programsCollege of Graduate Studies confers Master's degrees in ten areas, the Specialist in Education degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree.930 full-time facultyEnrollment (Fall 2010) 26,430Students are from all over TN,From 46 states and over 60countries
10 Major Facts about MTSUSome signature programs at MTSU enjoy great partnerships with various IndustriesMTSU was ranked in the top 100 public universities in the USA
12 Student Life at MTSU MTSU welcomes international students and are provided additional programs to make their stay at MTSU memorableInternational Student ServicesFirst FriendsTrips and Other events organized for international students