The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,110

2.32% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,995

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.71%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

77%

18,872 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

28,321

87.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

70.2%

2,932 Graduates

About

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a higher education institution located in Knox County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville were Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (325 degrees awarded), General Psychology (275 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (246 degrees).

In 2017, 7,103 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,577 degrees), 13.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $11,110, which is $-15,390 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $11,110, which is $-15,390 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,995.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,110

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was $11,110. The cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $-15,390 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$20,995

2017 Value

1.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,995. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville grew by 1.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,238

Room and Board

$1,598

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was of $10,238 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,598. The cost of room and board increased by 3.14% between 2016 and 2017. 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

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.63% with respect to 2016, when 76% 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.

4.71%

2016 Default Rate

793

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was 4.71%, which represents 793 out of the 16844 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-Knoxville received 18,872 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.33% annual growth. Out of those 18,872 applicants, 14,526 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77% acceptance rate.

There were 28,321 students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2017, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has an overall enrollment yield of 33.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

14,526

Accepted Out of 18,872

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was 77% (14,526 admissions from 18,872 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.33%, while admissions grew by 6.98%.

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SAT Scores

17%

Submission Percentage

834

Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has a total enrollment of 28,321 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is 24,729 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,592. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.2% White, 6.26% Black or African American, 3.95% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0883% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.1%), followed by White Female (39%) and Black or African American Female (3.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Black or African American Female (2.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,321 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is 24,729 and the part-time enrollment is 3,592. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2017 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-Knoxville was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of Tennessee-Knoxville had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21,570

  2. Black or African American

    1,774

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,118

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is 76.2% White, 6.26% Black or African American, 3.95% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0883% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 794 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 449 more women than men received degrees from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are white (5,577 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (325 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (275 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (246 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (58 degrees awarded), Agriculture (333 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (437 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-Knoxville are Other managers (351,084 people), Software developers (346,623 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,117 people), Civil engineers (231,547 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,049 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Library Science (58 degrees awarded), Agriculture (333 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (437 degrees), Engineering (818 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (74 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-Knoxville are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Library Science (58 degrees awarded), Agriculture (333 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (437 degrees), Engineering (818 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (74 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Architectural, engineering & related services (509,304 people), Computer Systems Design (395,227 people), Construction (295,322 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (229,057 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (175,198 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Library Science (58 degrees awarded), Agriculture (333 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (437 degrees), Engineering (818 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (74 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-Knoxville.

Most Common

  1. 325 degrees awarded

  2. 275 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management with 325 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,327

  2. 3,776

In 2017, 3,327 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, which is 0.881 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,776).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 239 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.25 times more than the 106 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 317 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Social Work, which is 8.34 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 43% of students graduating from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 (82.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is Female and Asian (82.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.716% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,577 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    412 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    236 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is white (5,577 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (191 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,977 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,600 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    269 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is white female (2,977 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,600 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has an endowment valued at nearly $714M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $56.2M (7.86%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville had a total salary expenditure of $1.3B. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville employs 505 Professors, 381 Associate professors, and 346 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Male Professors (370), Male Associate professors(211), and Female Assistant professors (180).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 949 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 840 employees, and Service with 782 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$714M

2017 Endowment

9.09%

growth from 2016

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has an endowment valued at about $714M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville grew 9.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $428M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $130M - Federal

  2. $39.5M - State

  3. $8.26M - Local

As of 2017, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville received $130M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $39.5M from state grants and contracts, and $8.26M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$625M

2017 Salaries

3.27%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville paid a median of $625M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.3B) and a 3.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.31% growth from 2015 and a 31.3% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$163M

Instructional Salaries

1,567

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville paid a total of $163M to 1,567 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

505 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

949 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville were Professor with 505 employees; Associate professor with 381 employees; and Associate professor with 346 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville were Office and Administrative Support with 949 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 840 employees; and Service with 782 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was Male Professor with 370 employees, Male Associate professor with 211 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 180 employees.

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

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