The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Add Comparison

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,888

1.77% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,706

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.13%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

7,235 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,587

83.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

45.2%

978 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 (356 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (184 degrees), and General Psychology (153 degrees).

In 2017, 2,500 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,919 degrees), 9.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (205 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $6,888, which is $-13,845 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $6,888, which is $-13,845 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,706.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,888

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was $6,888. The cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is $-13,845 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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

$14,706

2017 Value

1.01%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,706. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga grew by 1.01%.

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

$9,100

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was of $9,100 in 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. 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

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 72% 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.

7.13%

2016 Default Rate

185

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 7.13%, which represents 185 out of the 2596 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
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received 7,235 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.15% annual decline. Out of those 7,235 applicants, 5,990 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,587 students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an overall enrollment yield of 35.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,990

Accepted Out of 7,235

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was 82.8% (5,990 admissions from 7,235 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.15%, while admissions grew by 0.335%.

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

5%

Submission Percentage

99

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2017 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 11,587 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,658 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,929. This means that 83.4% 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 76.1% White, 9.96% Black or African American, 4.22% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Two or More Races, 2.21% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.6%), followed by White Male (33%) and Black or African American Female (6.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,587 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 9,658 and the part-time enrollment is 1,929. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% 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

73%

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-Chattanooga was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a retention rate lower 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

    8,823

  2. Black or African American

    1,154

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    489

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is 76.1% White, 9.96% Black or African American, 4.22% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Two or More Races, 2.21% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0259% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 184 students (1.59%) did not report their race.

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

Graduates

In 2017, 400 more women than men received degrees from The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are white (1,919 degrees awarded). There were 9.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (205 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is General Business Administration & Management (356 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (184 degrees) and General Psychology (153 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 (188 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), and Psychology (173 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 Physicians (431,861 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (314,295 people), Other managers (295,670 people), Postsecondary teachers (202,415 people), and Registered nurses (142,703 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), Psychology (173 degrees), Communications (111 degrees), and Biology (141 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), Psychology (173 degrees), Communications (111 degrees), and Biology (141 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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-Chattanooga are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (690,011 people), Elementary & secondary schools (666,588 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (536,576 people), Outpatient care centers (239,120 people), and Offices of physicians (233,322 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), Psychology (173 degrees), Communications (111 degrees), and Biology (141 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. 356 degrees awarded

  2. 184 degrees awarded

  3. 153 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was General Business Administration & Management with 356 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,050

  2. 1,450

In 2017, 1,050 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,450).

This chart displays the gender 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 2017, 243 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 229 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 229 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.942 times less than the 243 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% 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, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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 (7 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

    1,919 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    205 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white (1,919 degrees awarded). There were 9.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (205 degrees).

1.44% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,123 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    796 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is white female (1,123 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (796 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at nearly $144M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.55M (5.25%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga had a total salary expenditure of $187M. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga employs 137 Professors, 126 Assistant professors, and 109 Lecturers. Most academics at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are Male Professors (84), Female Assistant professors(70), and Female Lecturers (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are: Office and Administrative Support, with 177 employees, Management, with 171 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 111 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$144M

2017 Endowment

8.76%

growth from 2016

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has an endowment valued at about $144M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga grew 8.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $111M 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. $4.77M - Federal

  2. $693k - State

  3. $6.73k - Local

As of 2017, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga received $4.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $693k from state grants and contracts, and $6.73k from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$88.9M

2017 Salaries

4.68%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a median of $88.9M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 4.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.29% growth from 2015 and a 2.16% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$35.7M

Instructional Salaries

466

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga paid a total of $35.7M to 466 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

137 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

177 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Professor with 137 employees; Assistant professor with 126 employees; and Assistant professor with 109 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were Office and Administrative Support with 177 employees; Management with 171 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 111 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga was Male Professor with 84 employees, Female Assistant professor with 70 employees, and Female Lecturer with 58 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart