Fisk University

Founded in 1866, Fisk University is a private, historically black, liberal arts college. Through its two schools, Fisk offers Bachelor and Master degrees in several fields of study. Among the most popular majors are Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and Political Science. With more than 50 student groups and organizations, students have many ways to become involved outside the classroom. If you love to sing, all Fisk students can be a part of the University Choir. Established in 1879, the Fisk University Choir performs at least two major concerts each year. During the academic year, the choir travels to several cities to perform including Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Fisk University is dedicated to the excellence of its students. Fisk’s mission is to “produce graduates with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society.”

Location: Nashville, TN

Type of Institution: Four-year, liberal arts, HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $10,001

Size: 500+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 78%

Percentage of Men: 36%

Percentage of Women: 64%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s

Colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Mathematics; Business

Housing: On-campus housing is required for all undergraduate students dependent on parent support and unmarried status. Some exceptions may apply and are made by the Dean of Student Engagement.


     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Mu Alpha

     • Others: African Students Organization, Big Sista/Lil Sista, Mt. Zion College Ministry, Family Matters, Collegiate 100 Men & Women, California Club, Soror Musica 

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: W.E.B Du Bois, Matthew Knowles, Mandisa, Kym Whitley, Ida B. Wells, Nikki Giovanni 

City Life: Music City, state capital, concerts and shows, shopping, dining, museums, art galleries professional sports: NFL (Titans), NHL (Predators)