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12:1

Student to
teacher ratio
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910+

University total enrollment
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3.45

Average
Student GPA
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23.7

Average
Test Scores
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#3

Job Placement
in Tennessee

Achieving academic excellence since 1866

Fisk University has stood the test of time for more than 150 years. True excellence beams from this illustrious campus. Here, we produce true leaders and scholars that are ready to change the world. The university has been known as the Golden Standard for supporting our students' intellectual needs.

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Fisk University Offers the “Finish with Fisk” Program for Students Interested in Returning to Finish their Incomplete Degrees

Since 2019 Fisk University has been offering degree programs for students who have an interest in finishing their incomplete degrees.…

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The Fisk Jubilee Singers® Set to Commemorate 150th Anniversary with Yearlong Celebration of Events

Nashville, TN-The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers® will celebrate the 150th anniversary of their founding with a year-long celebration of events.…

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Fisk 3rd among HBCUs with The Highest Graduation Rates

Nashville, TN- US News and World Report has ranked Fisk University third among HBCU’s with the highest 4-year graduation rates.…

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Fisk University Receives a $500,000 Donation from Brewer Family Foundation to Renovate Science Labs on Campus

Nashville, TN – The Brewer Family Foundation, a nonprofit out of Birmingham AL has donated $500,000 to Fisk University, to…

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Fisk University Announces Dr. Vann Newkirk Sr. as the 17th President

The Board of Trustees of Fisk University have named Dr. Vann Newkirk Sr. as the 17th  President of Fisk University…

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Fisk Student Named Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

Nashville, TN –For the second consecutive year, Fisk University has produced a Rhodes Scholarship finalist nationwide.  Imani Campbell, a political science…

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Fisk University named as an Institutional Affiliate for a national project through the Council of Independent Colleges, “Legacies of American Slavery.”

Nashville, TN – CIC announced the selection of seven colleges and universities to serve as Regional Collaboration Partners and 12…

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Fisk University Receives $250,000 for Permanent Endowment Fund from Diageo North America

Fisk University has received $250,000 from Diageo North America to create a permanent endowment fund and provide financial aid grants…

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Fisk Student Wins 2nd Place at the Southeastern Composers League Student Contest

Brandon A. Owens, Jr., was the recipient of the 2nd place prize at the Southeastern Composers League’s Annual Salop Slates…

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Fisk University Launches First On-Campus Food Pantry “The Red Door” in Partnership with Kroger and NMAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Nashville, TN- Fisk University is excited to announce the opening of its first on-campus food pantry. The launch of this…

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A rich tradition of excellence

Probably no single institution has played so central a role as Fisk in the shaping of black learning and culture in America. The Fisk tradition of leadership and excellence continued throughout the 20th century and is being carried on today.