The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,858

6.56% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,780

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.73%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.2%

17,583 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

28,052

87.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.8%

2,890 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 (328 degrees awarded), General Psychology (325 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (237 degrees).

In 2016, 6,873 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 (5,396 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (448 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $10,858, which is $-14,998 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $10,858, which is $-14,998 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,780.

In 2016, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,858

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was $10,858. The cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $-14,998 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$20,780

2016 Value

4.11%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,780. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville grew by 4.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,926

Room and Board

$1,598

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was of $9,926 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,598. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.59% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.01% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.33% with respect to 2015, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.73%

2015 Default Rate

803

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was 4.73%, which represents 803 out of the 16963 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 17,583 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.94% annual growth. Out of those 17,583 applicants, 13,578 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.2% acceptance rate.

There were 28,052 students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2016, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has an overall enrollment yield of 35.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,578

Accepted Out of 17,583

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was 77.2% (13,578 admissions from 17,583 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.94%, while admissions grew by 4.19%.

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SAT Scores

16%

Submission Percentage

792

Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has a total enrollment of 28,052 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is 24,535 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,517. This means that 87.5% 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 76.1% White, 6.36% Black or African American, 3.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0713% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.6%), followed by White Female (38.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,052 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is 24,535 and the part-time enrollment is 3,517. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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-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

    21,351

  2. Black or African American

    1,783

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,038

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is 76.1% White, 6.36% Black or African American, 3.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0713% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 893 students (3.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 435 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 (5,396 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (448 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (328 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (325 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (237 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 (83 degrees awarded), Agriculture (335 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (421 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 Miscellaneous managers (412,433 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (338,074 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (296,961 people), Civil engineers (229,961 people), and Social workers (181,012 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Library Science (83 degrees awarded), Agriculture (335 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (421 degrees), Engineering (740 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (344 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Public relations specialists, Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Library Science (83 degrees awarded), Agriculture (335 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (421 degrees), Engineering (740 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (344 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 (394,422 people), Computer Systems Design (378,639 people), Construction (258,361 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (222,255 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (221,377 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Library Science (83 degrees awarded), Agriculture (335 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (421 degrees), Engineering (740 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (344 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. 328 degrees awarded

  2. 325 degrees awarded

  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management with 328 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,219

  2. 3,654

In 2016, 3,219 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 (3,654).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 237 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management, which is 2.6 times more than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 278 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Social Work, which is 6.62 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 39% 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, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (84.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is Female and Asian (84.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.969% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,396 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    448 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is white (5,396 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (448 degrees).

2.42% of degree recipients (166 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,852 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,544 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    260 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is white female (2,852 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,544 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has an endowment valued at nearly $663M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.7M (3.58%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville had a total expenditure of $1.19B. Of that $1.19B, they spent $586M on salaries and $1.19B on benefits.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville employs 508 Professors, 372 Associate professors, and 327 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are Male Professors (379), Male Associate professors(202), and Female Associate professors (170).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 995 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 837 employees, and Service with 794 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$663M

2015 Endowment

15.3%

decline from 2014

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has an endowment valued at about $663M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville declined 15.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $392M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $120M - Federal

  2. $33.7M - State

  3. $7.63M - Local

As of 2015, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville received $120M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $33.7M from state grants and contracts, and $7.63M 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.

$586M

Salary Expenditure

$1.19B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville had a total expenditure of $1.19B. Of that $1.19B, they spent $586M on salaries and $1.19B 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-Knoxville as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$586M

2015 Salaries

31.3%

decline from 2014

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville paid a median of $586M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.19B) and a 31.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.96% growth from 2013 and a 5.32% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$152M

Instructional Salaries

1,526

Number of Employees

In 2015, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville paid a total of $152M to 1,526 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

508 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

995 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville were Professor with 508 employees; Associate professor with 372 employees; and Associate professor with 327 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville were Office and Administrative Support with 995 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 837 employees; and Service with 794 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was Male Professor with 379 employees, Male Associate professor with 202 employees, and Female Associate professor with 170 employees.

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

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