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University of Tennessee Description:

Located in Knoxville, the University of Tennessee is the flagship campus of the state's university system. UT has a rich history dating back to 1794. The university's strengths in business fields have been recognized by several national rankings, but the sciences and humanities are also strong. The university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strong curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. On the athletic front, the UT Volunteers compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 29,833 (20,916 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,092 (in-state); $27,582 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,492 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,752
  • Other Expenses: $5,410
  • Total Cost: $24,746 (in-state); $43,236 (out-of-state)

University of Tennessee Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • UT Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,041
    • Loans: $5,895

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Communication, English, Finance, History, Journalism, Logistics and Materials Management, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Tennessee Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www.utk.edu/mission/

As the state's flagship comprehensive research institution, UT Knoxville's primary purpose is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The mission of the University of Tennessee is to:

  • Advance the community of learning by engaging in scientific research, humanistic scholarship, and artistic creation;
  • Provide a high quality educational experience to undergraduate students in a diverse learning environment--promoting the values and institutions of democracy that prepare students to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility in a global society;
  • Prepare the next generations of skilled and ethical professionals by providing excellent graduate and professional education that prepares graduates to compete in a diverse world market;
  • Promote a campus environment that welcomes and honors women and men of all races,creeds, and cultures and an atmosphere that values intellectual curiosity,pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity;
  • Conduct research,teaching, and outreach to improve human and animal medicine and health;
  • Contribute to improving the quality of life, increasing agricultural productivity,protecting the environment, promoting the well-being of families, and conserving natural resources;
  • Offer a wide variety of off-campus educational and training programs, including the use of information technologies, to individual and groups;
  • Partner with communities to provide educational, technical and cultural support to increase the livability of those communities; and
  • Partner with industry and government to improve the quality of the workplace and to serve as an engine for economic and cultural development.
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