University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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School Overview

The University of Tennessee is a public university located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Commonly referred to as UT, UT Knoxville or UTK, it is the flagship institution in the University of Tennessee system. It is a public sun-grant and land-grant institution, with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. The student body population is a little under 28,000, with international students from more than 100 countries.

UT’s research mission includes competitive programs in economics, science and technology. Together with UT-Battelle, it is part of the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which conducts research for the U.S. Department of Energy. Many UT alumni have gone on to prestigious academic careers, including six Rhodes Scholars and a Nobel Prize in Economics winner. In 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked UT 46th among public universities and 101st among all public and private universities.

The university offers a multitude of off-campus-based degrees, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and certificate programs in various fields and disciplines. Several of UT’s courses can be taken online and several degrees have online learning options. However, most degree programs require campus attendance.

General Information

Admission Office

320 Student Services Building

Knoxville, TN 37996-0230

(865) 974-2184

Fax: (865) 974-1182

Contact: Nancy McGlasson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

800 Andy Holt Tower

Knoxville, TN 37996

(865) 974-1000

Total undergrads: 21,717

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,215

Degree-seeking undergrads: 21,378

Graduate enrollment: 6,275


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 84%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,932 $6,250 $6,850 $7,382 +7.77%
Books and Supplies $1,288 $1,326 $1,366 $1,406 +2.93%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,358 $6,888 $7,254 $7,800 +7.53%
Other $5,006 $5,154 $5,310 $5,473 +3.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,584 $19,618 $20,780 $22,061 +6.16%
In-state Off Campus $7,220 $7,576 $8,216 $8,788 +6.96%
In-state with Family $7,220 $7,576 $8,216 $8,788 +6.96%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,440
In-state Student Fees $922
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $22,478
Out-of-state Fees $1,222

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,902 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,742 89% $24,742,829 $6,612
• Federal grants 751 18% $3,204,856 $4,267
• Pell grants 749 18% $2,491,821 $3,327
• Other federal grants 662 16% $713,035 $1,077
State/local government grant or scholarships 3,357 80% $13,262,534 $3,951
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,221 53% $8,275,439 $3,726
Student loan aid 1,536 37% $8,719,300 $5,677
• Federal student loans 1,531 36% $7,672,303 $5,011
Other student loans 133 3% $1,046,997 $7,872

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4359 1712 1018 37
Agriculture 146 28 2
Agricultural Business and Management, Other 14
Agricultural Economics 11
Animal Sciences 63 2 1
Food Science 16 4 1
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 1
Plant Sciences 39 5
Soil Chemistry and Physics 14 5
Architecture and Related Services 63 36
Architecture 63 21
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 15
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 89
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 89
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 199 27 30
Anatomy 11
Biochemistry 2 5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 2 6
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 199
Botany/Plant Biology 1
Ecology 5 4
Epidemiology 8
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 2 3
Pharmacology 8
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 814 303 17
Accounting 148 59
Business Administration and Management 107 228 9
Business/Commerce 4
Business/Managerial Economics 9 4 6
Finance 147
Hospitality Administration/Management 1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 25
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 19 4
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 184
Management Science 8 1
Marketing/Marketing Management 171
Communication and Journalism Programs 425 23 7
Advertising 52
Journalism 171
Mass Communication/Media Studies 23 7
Public Relations/Image Management 55
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 147
Computing and Information Sciences 21 11 7
Computer Science 21 11 7
Education 40 287 30 4
Agricultural Teacher Education 10 9
Art Teacher Education 6
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 15 8
Curriculum and Instruction 11
Education 242 18
Educational Leadership and Administration 10 2
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 4
Special Education and Teaching 23
Technical Teacher Education 1
Engineering 344 154 59 2
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 28 7 1
Agricultural Engineering 11 7 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 4 2
Chemical Engineering 28 4 3
Civil Engineering 58 26 11
Computer Engineering 13 13 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 49 18 13
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 1
Engineering Science 17 13 1
Engineering, Other 2
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 9
Industrial Engineering 17 15 5
Materials Engineering 10 6 9
Mechanical Engineering 76 15 3 1
Nuclear Engineering 36 11 5 1
Polymer/Plastics Engineering 4 4
Engineering Technology 1
Engineering/Industrial Management 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 178 21 9
English Language and Literature 178 21 9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 100 17 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Foreign Languages and Literatures 3
French Language and Literature 22 3
German Language and Literature 14 8
Italian Language and Literature 6
Russian Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 42 6
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 290 201 597 11
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 2
Audiology/Audiologist 11 15
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 11
Dental Clinical Sciences 8
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 29 6
Dentistry 75
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 1
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 9
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 10
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 6
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 3
Medical Informatics 11
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 9
Medicine 144
Nurse Anesthetist 1
Nursing Science 47
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 30
Pharmacy 174
Physical Therapy/Therapist 56
Public Health 22
Public Health, Other 8
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 192 81
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 37 25
Veterinary Medicine 68
History 110 9 4
History 110 9 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 2
Human Services 47 198 4
Public Administration 9 16
Social Work 38 182 4
Legal and Law Studies 166
Law 166
Library Science 58
Library and Information Science 58
Mathematics and Statistics 46 25 10 11
Mathematics 34 8 10
Statistics 12 17 11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 18 27
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18
Systems Science and Theory 27
Natural Resources and Conservation 28 10 1
Forestry 7 1
Natural Resources/Conservation 1
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 21 9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 178 81 12
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 48
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 76 13 12
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 19 20
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 83
Physical Sciences 59 24 25
Chemistry 36 4 10
Geology and Earth Science 11 4 2
Physics 12 16 13
Psychology 427 57 18 6
Educational Psychology 45 7 6
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 1
Psychology 427 12 10
Social Sciences 448 30 11
Anthropology 43 9 3
Economics 57
Geography 38 11 1
Political Science and Government 238 6 4
Sociology 72 4 3
Visual and Performing Arts 141 52
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9
Commercial and Advertising Art 15
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 17 8
Fine/Studio Arts 47 14
Interior Design 19
Music 34 30
Work and Family Studies 148 33 6
Apparel and Textiles 1
Consumer Economics 34
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 34 12 1
Human Development and Family Studies 79 21 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Economics B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticulture, Ornamental B
Plant Sciences B
Soil Chemistry/Physics B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hotel/Motel Management B
Human Resources Management B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Marketing Management B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B
Journalism and electronic media B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Music Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Agricultural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Consumer Economics B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Latin B
Portuguese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Audiology/Hearing Sciences B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Occupational/Environmental Health B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(865) 974-1000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:28,052
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):68%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:20,292 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$12,724
Out-of-state Tuition:$31,144
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,864

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1775
Architecture and Related Services12
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences144
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services954
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs411
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences322
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1731
Health Professions and Related Programs7434
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics1221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3221
Natural Resources and Conservation321
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies331
Philosophy and Religious Studies211
Physical Sciences333
Public Administration and Social Service Professions3231
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences2544
Visual and Performing Arts263
Grand total35837858

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Grand total51131

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,598

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid4,38393%
Grant or scholarship aid4,16089%$8,864
Student loan aid2,06344%$6,901

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid16,51776%$8,519
Federal student loans9,54444%$6,511

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled The University of Tennessee-Knoxville students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants17,5837,58210,001
Percent admitted100%77%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%31%25%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment28,052
Undergraduate enrollment22,139
Graduate enrollment5,913

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (College of Health Professions)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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