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  • METS
  • 1301 E. Main Street
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • 931-273-9004
  • 2003

Program Description

The MTSU Educational Talent Search program (METS) is a federally funded college access program in which two thirds of the participants are low income and potential first generation college students. The METS service area includes six middle schools and four high schools in Cannon, Coffee, Grundy and Warren County. Students are selected based on academic and personal potential as well as financial need. As such, participants must maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher. METS provides participants with tutoring, ACT Prep, career exploration, study skills, personal finance literacy and tours of local campuses in addition to assistance with the college application process and search for potential sources of financial aid. METS students represent some of the best and brightest students in their schools and have been successful in obtaining comprehensive scholarships to prestigious educational institutions such as Vanderbilt University and Swanee.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 1%
  • White: 83%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 7%
  • African American: 5%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 350
  • Middle School: 200
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University (TN)
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Duke University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Motlow College
  • Tennessee Temple University
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • The University of the South
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Vanderbilt University