The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,836
13.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,927
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.85%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
82%
8,189 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
11,651
85.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.8%
1,090 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 (419 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (199 degrees), and General Psychology (144 degrees).

In 2019, 2,574 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,989 degrees), 9.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (220 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $7,836, which is $-14,190 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $7,836, which is $-14,190 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,927.

In 2019, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,836
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was $7,836. The cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $-14,190 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,927
2019 Value
0.0502%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,927. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga grew by 0.0502%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,500
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was of $9,500 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 4.4% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.37% with respect to 2018, 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.
6.85%
2017 Default Rate
180
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 6.85%, which represents 180 out of the 2628 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 8,189 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.51% annual decline. Out of those 8,189 applicants, 6,719 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82% acceptance rate.

There were 11,651 students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2019, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an overall enrollment yield of 34.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,719
Accepted Out of 8,189

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 82% (6,719 admissions from 8,189 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -7.51%, while admissions grew by 0.358%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
106
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has a total enrollment of 11,651 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,925 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,726. This means that 85.2% 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 75.4% White, 9.45% Black or African American, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.49% Asian, 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0515% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.2%), followed by White Male (32.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.4%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,651 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,925 and the part-time enrollment is 1,726. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    8,787
  2. Black or African American
    1,101
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    615

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 75.4% White, 9.45% Black or African American, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.49% Asian, 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0515% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 311 students (2.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 380 more women than men received degrees from The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white (1,989 degrees awarded). There were 9.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (220 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is General Business Administration & Management (419 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (199 degrees) and General Psychology (144 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 (202 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), and Engineering (209 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 Other managers (470,425 people), Software developers (435,788 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,960 people), Civil engineers (270,658 people), and Mechanical engineers (201,933 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (202 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), English (61 degrees), and Communications (113 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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (202 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), English (61 degrees), and Communications (113 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 Computer Systems Design (545,215 people), Elementary & secondary schools (486,859 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (445,614 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (444,024 people), and Construction (339,376 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (202 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), English (61 degrees), and Communications (113 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Most Common
  1. 419 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 199 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 144 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was General Business Administration & Management with 419 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,097
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,477
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,097 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, which is 0.743 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,477).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 308 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 240 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 240 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.779 times less than the 308 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.367% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,989 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    220 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    109 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white (1,989 degrees awarded). There were 9.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (220 degrees).

0.855% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,171 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    818 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white female (1,171 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (818 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at nearly $181M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.77M (2.08%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a total salary expenditure of $207M. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga employs 143 Assistant professors, 134 Lecturers, and 133 Professors. Most academics at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Male Professors (84), Female Assistant professors(80), and Female Lecturers (74).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are: Management, with 208 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 175 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 124 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$181M
2019 Endowment
2.45%
growth from 2018

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at about $181M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga grew 2.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $143M 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. $5.87M - Federal
  2. $590k - State
  3. $17.8k - Local

As of 2019, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received $5.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $590k from state grants and contracts, and $17.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$96.3M
2019 Salaries
5.98%
growth from 2018

In 2019, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a median of $96.3M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($207M) and a 5.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.25% growth from 2017 and a 4.68% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.9M
Instructional Salaries
507
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a total of $40.9M to 507 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
143 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
208 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Assistant professor with 143 employees; Lecturer with 134 employees; and Lecturer with 133 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Management with 208 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 175 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was Male Professor with 84 employees, Female Assistant professor with 80 employees, and Female Lecturer with 74 employees.

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

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