University College

University College Timeline

As MTSU celebrates 100 years, take a glimpse into our past through the timeline below, which charts the milestones and achievements of MTSU's University College.

To view more information on MTSU's centennial celebration, please visit www.mtsu.edu/centennial.

1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010

1990s

1990/1991

  • 2+2 with Columbia State Community College implemented
  • Summer 1990
    • Headcount - 5,204
    • Student Credit Hours - 32,846
    • FTE - 2,274.47

1991/1992

  • The Office of Continuing Education and Public Service became the Division of Continuing Studies and Public Service
  • Summer 1991
    • Headcount - 5,690
    • Student Credit Hours - 35,871
    • FTE - 2,496.22
  • Summer 1992
    • Headcount - 6,537
    • Student Credit Hours - 39,379
    • FTE - 2,740.74

1993/1994

  • 1,167 students attended off-campus classes at 10 sites.
  • Groundwork for compressed video classroom began.
  • New division logo unveiled
  • Division celebrated 20th anniversary
  • Summer 1993
    • Headcount - 7,368
    • Student Credit Hours - 48,786
    • FTE - 3,389.69
  • Summer 1994
    • Headcount - 7,377
    • Student Credit Hours - 47,481
    • FTE - 3,304.77

1994/1995

  • MTSU offered its first Telecourse in Summer of 1995 with an enrollment of 32.
  • Compressed video classes were offered for the first time, Fall 1994.
  • Vision Institute recognized as a distinguished credit program by ACHE.
  • Summer 1995
    • Headcount - 7,395
    • Student Credit Hours - 48,291
    • FTE - 3,359.49

1995/1996

  • Correspondence courses first offered, Summer 1996.
  • First Distance Learning Faculty Appreciation Luncheon held.
  • Summer 1996
    • Headcount - 7,779
    • Student Credit Hours - 50,134
    • FTE - 3,481.18

1997/1998

  • First online course offered, Fall 1997
  • Distance course enrollments:
    • Videoconferencing - 289;
    • Telecourse - 683;
    • Correspondence - 563;
    • Online - 86;
  • Summer 1997
    • Headcount - 8,069
    • Student Credit Hours - 52,002
    • FTE - 3,600.80

1998/1999

  • CEDL Advisory Board established January 1999.
  • Rutherford County Cable Commission awarded channel 9 to Continuing Studies for the airing of telecourses.
  • MTSU joins the Southern Regional Electronic Campus. ( www.srec.sreb.org)
  • Online Course Guidelines adopted.
  • Received $5,000 ATT grant to help fund online courses to train teachers in the use of technology, and launched first course SPSE 322 "Teaching with Technology" taught by Dr. Jay Sanders.
  • MTSU awarded second cable channel to air telecourses, January 1999.
  • Distance course enrollments:
    • Videoconferencing - 180
    • Telecourse - 744
    • Correspondence - 812
    • Online - 164
  • Summer 1998
    • Headcount - 8,024
    • Student Credit Hours - 51,268
    • FTE - 3,547.20
  • Summer 1999
    • Headcount - 8,105
    • Student Credit Hours - 52,041
    • FTE - 3,599.77

1999/2000

  • MTSU adopts CourseInfo (Blackboard), learning management system, January 2000.
  • Distance course enrollments:
    • Videoconferencing - 180
    • Telecourse - 798
    • Correspondence - 1,347
    • Online - 393
  • First original full-length telecourse produced Fall 1999 and offered Spring 2000.
  • Summer 2000
    • Headcount - 8,108
    • Student Credit Hours - 52,529
    • FTE - 3,638.47