MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is making efforts to increase its graduation rate. Just over half its students are currently completing college within six years.
According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 53 percent of MTSU students who began in fall 2004 graduated by 2010. That was fourth best among the state's four-year public universities. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was tops with 67 percent. Tennessee Tech had a 55 percent graduation rate, and UT-Martin's rate was 54 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers may disappear soon with hardly a protest from Tennessee farm groups and politicians.
As early as today, the U.S. Senate could begin debating a five-year farm and food aid bill that would save $9.3 billion by ending direct payments to farmers. The details are still to be worked out. But there's rare agreement that fixed annual subsidies of $5 billion a year for farmers are no longer feasible in this age of tight budgets.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (NELSON) -- Student volunteers from Middle Tennessee State University are headed to Japan to help with the nation’s ongoing disaster recovery.
Ten students and two professors from MTSU left the Mid-State Monday morning to participate in a restoration mission in Fukushima, Japan.
According to a press statement from Middle Tennessee State, 95 percent of the rubble remains to be cleared away following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that killed nearly 16,000 people.