Murfreesboro Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Murfreesboro Colleges and Schools

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has more than might be imagined when it comes to fun, adventure and living. There are both local and statewide trails that run through the city, but also historic Civil War sights nearby, including the Stones River National Battlefield. During the warmer months, you can find live concert on Fridays downtown, as well as unique places to dine and shop. In fact, students at Murfreesboro colleges and schools might be surprised at all there is to do in this city, which is located just 40 miles southeast of Nashville.

Colleges in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

  • Middle Tennessee State University: Boasting both undergraduate and graduate programs, this university gives students opportunities to explore degree programs in accounting, history, horse science, pre-law, psychology, and much more. The school's 'True Blue' pledge encapsulates its commitment to learning, service and growth. And if you happen to be worried about getting lost on MTSU's campus as a freshmen (let's face it -- this does happen!), just download the school's app for navigation help.
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology: If a certificate or diploma is where it's at, you may want to consider enrolling at this school, also known at TCAT. Find full-time programs in areas like cosmetology, machine tooling technology, practical nursing and more, as well as options to study in the evening or even online. The school is even affiliated with the National Technical Honor Society, which provides online resources and a chance for scholarships for accepted students.
  • Daymar College: With one of three locations in Tennessee in Murfreesboro, this vocational school offers programs in accounting, business management, medical assisting, pharmacy technology and more. The school was founded in 1963, follows 8 Core Values, such as excellence, innovation and integrity, and also offers online learning in the form of diploma, certificate and associate degrees.

Fun Facts about Murfreesboro Colleges

  • Yes, music. Since 2010, MTSU has produced nine Grammy winners.
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology has multiple campus locations including one in Paris -- well, that's Paris, Tennessee.
  • Daymar College often celebrates the end of summer with a Back-to-School Bash and Giveaway (of school supplies, that is!) There are usually bounce houses, face painting and apple bobbing, too -- for the kids.


  1. Daymar College in Murfreesboro, Daymar College, http://www.daymarcollege.edu/
  2. Fulltime Programs, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, http://www.tcatmurfreesboro.edu/fulltime-programs
  3. Friday Night Live, Main Street Murfreesboro, http://www.downtownmurfreesboro.com/events.htm
  4. "I am True Blue," Middle Tennessee State University, http://mtsu.edu/trueblue/
  5. National Technical Honor Society, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, http://www.tcatmurfreesboro.edu/national-technical-honor-society
  6. Programs of Study, Middle Tennessee State University, http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/
  7. Upcoming Campus Events, Daymar College, http://www.daymarcollege.edu/about-us/upcoming-campus-events

Murfreesboro Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Draughons Junior College-Murfreesboro
415 Golden Bear Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, medical records admin, dental assistant, business management, electronic commerce, corrections and criminal justice, pharmacy tech, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 560 students, 530 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro
1303 Old Fort Pky
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-3311

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, clinical and medical lab science, HVAC, business support services, office data entry, industrial mechanics, drafting, surgical tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 273 students, 326 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Murfreesboro with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: mass communication, business management, music management, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, psychology, marketing, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 23,246 students, 20,662 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,925 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-580. Math: 450-580.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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