Welcome to the web site for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research (IEPR) at Middle Tennessee State University. 

Institutional Effectiveness and Planning provides support for accreditation, program reviews, quality assurance funding, Institutional Effectiveness planning, the MTSU Strategic Plan, senior exit exams and surveys.

Institutional Research provides data and analysis through a variety of sources including the MTSU Fact Book, Common Data Set, and the Power BI dashboards. IR participates in a number of external surveys and data collections. Ad hoc requests can be made with the data request form

Please contact us with your questions or comments.

MTSU Quick Facts

Students Fall 2023
Total Students 20,183
Student Credit Hours 238,472
Full-time Equivalent (FTE) 16,805
Average ACT of Entering Freshmen     23
Average Age of Undergraduate     21
Fall 2020-Fall 2021 First-time FT Freshmen Retention Rate  77.5%
6-Year Graduation Rate (THEC rate for 2014 cohort)    60%
Degrees Conferred in 2019-20   4,942