Fisk University


1000 17th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37208-3051
(615) 329-8500 - Phone
Admission Contact Information:
(615) 329-8665- phone
(615) 329-8774 - fax
Toll-Free - (888) 702-0022

Fisk University is Nashville's oldest institution of higher education and currently ranks in the top 10% of all liberal arts institutions in the nation and "#1 Liberal Arts HBCU in Research" according to Washington Monthly. Fisk ranked in the top 20% of 650 higher education institutions and is the highest ranked HBCU on Forbes' "2013 Top Colleges List." The Princeton Review's "Best Southeastern Colleges" publication has included Fisk in its rankings for twenty-one consecutive years. Of the 1,400 liberal arts institutions ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Fisk is at #145 in the elite Tier One group and #4 on the list of "The Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)." The Fisk/Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program awarded six students PhDs in Physics and related disciplines during 2012-2013. According to the National Science Foundation, Fisk produces more African-Americans who go on to earn doctoral degrees in the natural sciences than any school in the nation.

Vital Statistics

Fall 2014 Enrollment: Graduate 43 - Undergraduate 730

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 85%

Tuition and Fees: $20,858

Room and Board: $10,160

Founded: 1866

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2013 to Spring 2014: 86

Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1