Location & Contact Information

1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Main Phone: (615)329-8500
Main Contact: Keith Chandler

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Fisk University

     Fisk University provides a rich academic experience steeped in the liberal arts tradition. Our faculty and students exhibit a passion for learning and personal growth. We are committed to ethical leadership and engagement in our local and global.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 850
Graduate Population: 23
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $19462
Out of State Tuition: $19462
Room & Board: $9092
Applications Due: June 15 ($50)
Mascot: Bulldogs
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 34%
Percent Women: 66%
Majors Offered

Arts & Languages

-Modern Foreign Language

Behavioral Sciences

-Sociology & Anthropology
-Criminal Justice
-Homeland Security

History & Political Science

-Political Science

Life and Physical Sciences

-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mathematics and Computer Science

-Computer Science
-Data Science

Business Administration

-Financial Economics
-International Business
-Music Business

Graduate Studies

-Clinical Psychology
-General Psychology
-Master in Biology
-Master in Chemistry
-Master in Physics
-Master Social Justice
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Dance, Jazz Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
     Barely six months after the end of the Civil War, and just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, three men — John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend Edward P. Smith — established the Fisk School in Nashville, named in honor of General Clinton B. Fisk of the Tennessee Freedmens Bureau, who provided the new institution with facilities in former Union Army barracks near the present site of Nashvilles Union Station. In these facilities Fisk convened its first classes on January 9, 1866. The first students ranged in age from seven to seventy, but shared common experiences of slavery and poverty — and an extraordinary thirst for learning.
     The work of Fisks founders was sponsored by the American Missionary Association — later part of the United Church of Christ, with which Fisk retains an affiliation today. Ogden, Cravath, and Smith, along with others in their movement, shared a dream of an educational institution that would be open to all, regardless of race, and that would measure itself by the highest standards, not of Negro education, but of American education at its best. Their dream was incorporated as Fisk University on August 22, 1867.
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News and Upcoming Events at Fisk University

Fisk Alum Authors Award-Winning Software
Author Matasha W. Allen's fifteen Adventures of Fluffy the Turtle stories have been used to create personalized, animated computer software for childr ...
Fisk University Honors Rosa Parks
On December 1, 2005, Fisk University and the Race Relations Institute paid tribute to Rosa Parks on the 50th Anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest, which ...
Fisk President honored As "Living Legend"
On November 15, 2014, Fisk University President, Dr. H. James Williams, was honored with a “Living Legend” award in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Th ...
Fisk’s Mark Crowder Wins National ABRCMS Award
Fisk University senior and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholar, Mark Crowder, won the Physiology award at the Annual Biomedical Researc ...
Annual Swine-n-Dine Charitable Pig Roast Returns for Homecoming 2015
Breedlove Law Firm, LLC, in conjunction with Davidson Consultant Services, LLC/Le’Concierge, presents the annual “Swine-n-Dine” charitable pig roast f ...
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Future spot for testimonials, comments, pictures, video