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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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Virtual Graduation Celebration Event to Replace In-Person Ceremony

October 23, 2020 Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni: It goes without saying that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a…

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FISK UNIVERSITY UNVEILS NEW LOGOS

Today, Fisk University is excited to unveil its new logos. These refreshed designs follow the University’s successful website overhaul in…

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Article Featured in “The Hill”, “HBCUs: From inclusion to empowerment — a catalyst for change”

These are turbulent times as the country struggles to address the tension of an increasingly diverse population and mounting division.…

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Fisk University Names Dr. Jens Frederiksen Executive Vice President

Fisk University announced on August 27th, 2020 that Dr. Jens Frederiksen will be assuming the role of Executive Vice President…

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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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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.