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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. In 2014 The Washington Monthly ranked Fisk as #1 in Tennessee, #5 in the South, and #55 in the U.S. In the categories of research expenditures and bachelor-to-PhD transition, Fisk ranked 3rd in the South. Forbes’ 650 Top Colleges for 2014 ranked Fisk #256 overall, #186 among private colleges, and #54 in the South. Fisk was the highest ranked HBCU on the list and was the 4th highest ranked institution in Tennessee. The Princeton Review's "Best Southeastern Colleges" publication has included Fisk in its rankings for 22 consecutive years. Of the 1,400 liberal arts institutions ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Fisk was #162 in the elite Tier One group and #4 on the list of "The Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)." The American Physical Society ranks Fisk as the #1 producer of underrepresented minority Master's in Physics degrees. Fisk was ranked in the top 15 institutions for awarding the Master's in Physics degree for all students, and tied for fourth place for Master's degrees awarded to women. 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 2015 Enrollment: Graduate 49 - Undergraduate 803

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 98%

Tuition and Fees: $21,480

Room and Board: $10,276

Founded: 1866

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2013 to Spring 2014: 90

Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1