Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
It is currently the second-largest institution of higher learning in Tennessee (by overall enrollment), trailing only The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. MTSU, however, currently has the state’s largest enrollment of undergraduate students. Originally known primarily for its Education and Nursing programs, MTSU has more recently gained recognition for its Aerospace, Business, Mass Communication/Recording Industry, and Music/Music Business programs
The campus, set on 466 acres, features 109 permanent buildings with 3.8 million square feet of space. It is located one mile from the geographic center of Tennessee, and 1.3 miles east of downtown Murfreesboro. The campus is largely devoid of hills, much like the landscape that makes up much of Murfreesboro (the mountains of the Highland Rim are only a few miles to the southeast). The oldest building on campus, Kirksey Old Main, lies at the north end of the original quadrangle.
MTSU athletic teams participate in NCAA Division I (Bowl Subdivision for football) in the Sun Belt Conference. MTSU set a record when it won the highest-scoring NCAA Division I-A football game in history, 70–58 over the University of Idaho Vandals on October 6, 2001 at Floyd Stadium. It remained the highest-scoring game since Division I-A was established until the overall record was eventually surpassed by the 71-63 game between Arkansas and Kentucky in 2003, which took seven overtimes to complete. MTSU/Idaho also held the record for the highest-scoring regulation game until the 74-62 Navy win over North Texas on November 10, 2007. content via wikipedia