The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,768

2.17% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,559

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.49%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78.3%

7,628 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,533

82.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.3%

859 Graduates

About

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a higher education institution located in Hamilton County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were General Business Administration & Management (394 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (210 degrees), and General Psychology (145 degrees).

In 2016, 2,489 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,809 degrees), 6.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (265 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $6,768, which is $-13,392 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $6,768, which is $-13,392 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,559.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,768

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was $6,768. The cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $-13,392 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,559

2016 Value

10.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,559. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,100

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was of $9,100 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.37% with respect to 2015, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.49%

2015 Default Rate

172

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 6.49%, which represents 172 out of the 2650 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received 7,628 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 13% annual growth. Out of those 7,628 applicants, 5,970 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,533 students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an overall enrollment yield of 34.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,970

Accepted Out of 7,628

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 78.3% (5,970 admissions from 7,628 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 79.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 13%, while admissions grew by 11.6%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

100

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has a total enrollment of 11,533 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,495 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,038. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.1% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 4.91% Two or More Races, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Asian, 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0607% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (34.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Black or African American Female (4.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,533 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,495 and the part-time enrollment is 2,038. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,778

  2. Black or African American

    1,205

  3. Two or More Races

    566

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 76.1% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 4.91% Two or More Races, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Asian, 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0607% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 138 students (1.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 285 more women than men received degrees from The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are white (1,809 degrees awarded). There were 6.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (265 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is General Business Administration & Management (394 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (210 degrees) and General Psychology (145 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), and English (65 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Miscellaneous managers (524,168 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (359,124 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (301,405 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (294,954 people), and Civil engineers (234,721 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), English (65 degrees), Psychology (166 degrees), and Engineering (172 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), English (65 degrees), Psychology (166 degrees), and Engineering (172 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Elementary & secondary schools (626,124 people), Computer Systems Design (460,749 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,219 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (429,157 people), and Hospitals (333,926 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), English (65 degrees), Psychology (166 degrees), and Engineering (172 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 394 degrees awarded

  2. 210 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was General Business Administration & Management with 394 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,102

  2. 1,387

In 2016, 1,102 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, which is 0.795 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,387).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 294 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.36 times more than the 216 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 216 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.735 times less than the 294 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (69.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is Female and Asian (69.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.51% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,809 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    265 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    233 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white (1,809 degrees awarded). There were 6.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (265 degrees).

1.61% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,030 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    779 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white female (1,030 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (779 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at nearly $114M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.26M (4.59%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a total expenditure of $172M. Of that $172M, they spent $83M on salaries and $172M on benefits.

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga employs 143 Professors, 132 Assistant professors, and 97 Lecturers. Most academics at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Male Professors (92), Female Assistant professors(76), and Male Assistant professors (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are: Office and Administrative Support, with 180 employees, Management, with 161 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$114M

2015 Endowment

0.0777%

growth from 2014

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at about $114M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga grew 0.0777% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $85.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.29M - Federal

  2. $621k - State

  3. $40.6k - Local

As of 2015, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received $7.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $621k from state grants and contracts, and $40.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$83M

Salary Expenditure

$172M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a total expenditure of $172M. Of that $172M, they spent $83M on salaries and $172M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$83M

2015 Salaries

2.16%

growth from 2014

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a median of $83M in salaries, which represents 48.2% of their overall expenditure ($172M) and a 2.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.99% growth from 2013 and a 5.71% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.1M

Instructional Salaries

445

Number of Employees

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a total of $32.1M to 445 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

143 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

180 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Professor with 143 employees; Assistant professor with 132 employees; and Assistant professor with 97 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Office and Administrative Support with 180 employees; Management with 161 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was Male Professor with 92 employees, Female Assistant professor with 76 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 56 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

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