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Special Report: Tennessee State University


Full Report
Executive Summary
Press Release

Enrollment at Tennessee State University has reached record highs in recent years, leading to an increased need for off-campus housing. Concerns from state officials about TSU’s increasing reliance on off-campus housing, coupled with the university’s history of poor financial practices, led the Comptroller’s Office to begin a review of TSU on September 6, 2022. The purpose of the review was to answer state officials’ questions about TSU’s housing shortage and to support the General Assembly and TSU in identifying what is needed in the future for student success as well as the university’s overall success.

The report includes 12 policy considerations, ranging from replacing TSU’s Board of Trustees and management to enhanced reporting from current TSU leadership.