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12:1

Student to
teacher ratio
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910+

University total enrollment
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3.25

Average
Student GPA
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21

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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CELEBRATING THE FISK UNIVERSITY MARCHING BULLDOG BAND’S INAUGURAL YEAR

Welcome to a new academic year at Fisk University!  We are excited to introduce the inaugural Fisk University Marching Bulldog…

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Fisk University SACSCOC Probation Status Lifted

On September 2, 2020, the University received notification from Officials with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission of…

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Meet Interim Fisk University President Dr. Vann Newkirk

The Board of Trustees of Fisk University has named Dr. Vann Newkirk Sr. as Interim President. Dr. Newkirk received his…

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Kevin D. Rome, Sr. Departs as President of Fisk University

Fisk University has ended its relationship with Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. The University thanks Dr. Rome for his service…

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Appointment of a new Director of Sponsored Programs

The Office of the Provost announces, today, that Dr. Sajid Hussain, Associate Professor of Computer Science, will serve as the…

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Class of 2024 Virtual Opening Academic Convocation

Fisk University will be celebrating the new academic year with The Annual Opening Convocation year as we welcome the class…

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Fisk University and Austin Peay State University sign a Historic Agreement for Nursing

On July 20, 2020 Officials from Fisk University signed a historic agreement with Austin Peay University. The partnership aims to…

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Fisk Assistant Professor Recently Awarded an Almost a Half-Million Dollar Grant from The National Science Foundation

Dr. Saumya Ramanathan Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Fisk was recently awarded an almost half-million-dollar grant ($493,036)…

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Fisk University RECEIVES DONATION FROM TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY FOUNDATION TO ADVANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITIES

Fisk University, announced it has received a $20,000 donation from the Tractor Supply Company Foundation, the charitable arm of the…

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Fisk University’s Statement on Recent Leadership Changes

Monday, Aug. 10, Fisk University learned that allegations unrelated to our school had been made against University President Kevin Rome,…

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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.