The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Add Comparison
2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,836
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,888
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.77%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.1%
7,938 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,728
85% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50%
1,071 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 (404 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (191 degrees), and General Psychology (155 degrees).

In 2020, 2,580 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,044 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (170 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $7,836, which is $−14,694 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $7,836, which is $−14,694 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,888.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,836
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was $7,836. The cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $−14,694 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

This chart compares the tuition costs of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$14,888
2020 Value
6.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,888. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga grew by 6.9%.

This chart compares the average net price of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.35% with respect to 2019, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
5.77%
2018 Default Rate
158
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 5.77%, which represents 158 out of the 2737 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.

View Data
Save Image

Admissions

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received 7,938 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.07% annual decline. Out of those 7,938 applicants, 6,597 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.1% acceptance rate.

There were 11,728 students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2020, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

83.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,597
Accepted Out of 7,938

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 83.1% (6,597 admissions from 7,938 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 82%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.07%, while admissions declined by −1.82%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage
133
Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has a total enrollment of 11,728 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,974 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,754. This means that 85% 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 75.2% White, 9.42% Black or African American, 5.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.66% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0426% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Black or African American Female (6.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.9%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,728 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,974 and the part-time enrollment is 1,754. This means that 85% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,820
  2. Black or African American
    1,105
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    657

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 75.2% White, 9.42% Black or African American, 5.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.66% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0426% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 341 students (2.91%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2020, 396 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 (2,044 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (170 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is General Business Administration & Management (404 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (191 degrees) and General Psychology (155 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 (191 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), and English (68 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 (446,124 people), Software developers (432,038 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,962 people), Civil engineers (271,085 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (221,898 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (191 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), English (68 degrees), Engineering (210 degrees), and Psychology (181 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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, Computer hardware engineers, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (191 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), English (68 degrees), Engineering (210 degrees), and Psychology (181 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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 (651,149 people), Computer Systems Design (510,542 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (489,808 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (445,305 people), and Construction (330,191 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (191 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), English (68 degrees), Engineering (210 degrees), and Psychology (181 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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. 404 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 191 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 155 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was General Business Administration & Management with 404 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,092
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,488
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,092 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, which is 0.734 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,488).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 292 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 235 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 235 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.805 times less than the 292 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% 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, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.56% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,044 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    170 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white (2,044 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (170 degrees).

0.93% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,177 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    867 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white female (1,177 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (867 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at nearly $170M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.07M (1.8%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a total salary expenditure of $226M. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga employs 132 Assistant professors, 130 Professors, and 129 Lecturers. Most academics at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Male Professors (82), Female Assistant professors(76), and Female Lecturers (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are: Management, with 214 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 147 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 120 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$170M
2020 Endowment
5.96%
decline from 2019

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at about $170M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga declined 5.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $131M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.94M - Federal
  2. $655k - State
  3. $39.2k - Local

As of 2020, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received $6.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $655k from state grants and contracts, and $39.2k from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$103M
2020 Salaries
7.13%
growth from 2019

In 2020, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a median of $103M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($226M) and a 7.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.98% growth from 2018 and a 2.25% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$40.5M
Instructional Salaries
498
Number of Employees

In 2020, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a total of $40.5M to 498 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
132 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
214 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Assistant professor with 132 employees; Professor with 130 employees; and Professor with 129 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Management with 214 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 147 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 120 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was Male Professor with 82 employees, Female Assistant professor with 76 employees, and Female Lecturer with 71 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart