Is the state funding University of Tennessee and TSU students the same? No.

Tennessee State University supporters and the state government continue to find themselves in a quagmire as both parties have recognized that the historic Black college was underfunded.

How much is still up for debate and depends on who’s asked. The state said half a billion was owed in 2022, while the federal government said that number is actually $2.1 billion.

A data analysis from NewsChannel 5 found that both raw figures of state dollars and per-student spending don’t match each other, with the University of Tennessee flagship campus receiving more state funding.

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