Tennessee State University, at Nashville; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; est. 1912 as Tennessee Agriculture & Industrial State Normal School for Negroes; attained university status 1979. It offers programs in arts and sciences, nursing and allied health professions, education, agriculture, business and public administration, criminal justice, and engineering. The university maintains a joint program with Meharry Medical College.
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