The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Ranked?

2022 Rankings

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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga was awarded 98 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UT Chattanooga as #964 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 50 colleges in Tennessee, UT Chattanooga is ranked at #10.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Chattanooga?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga is 83%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UT Chattanooga is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to UT Chattanooga submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga  ( 530 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga  ( 510 to 610 )
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UT Chattanooga received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga  ( 21 to 26 )
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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UT Chattanooga is 18%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,297 undergraduates at UT Chattanooga with 9,224 being full-time and 1,073 being part-time.

How Much Does The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Cost?

The overall average net price of UT Chattanooga is $12,952. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UT Chattanooga

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,108 $10,515 $14,601 $16,927 $16,627

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UT Chattanooga, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UT Chattanooga, approximately 95% of students took out student loans averaging $2,875 a year. That adds up to $11,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Chattanooga is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UT Chattanooga Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UT Chattanooga make about $38,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga is a public institution located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The location of UT Chattanooga is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for UT Chattanooga are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 615 Mccallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
Phone: 423-425-4111
Website: www.utc.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UTChattanooga
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UTChattanooga

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. Of these students, 2,048 received undergraduate degrees and 487 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404 $36,600
Health & Physical Education 191 $26,900
General Psychology 155 $25,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 129 $33,200
Nursing 123 $51,200
Communication & Media Studies 113 $30,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 103 $30,200
General Biology 103 $24,200
Mechanical Engineering 70 $61,300
General English Literature 60 $22,600

Learn more about the majors offered at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UT Chattanooga

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 6,054 students took at least one online class at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. This is an increase from the 5,280 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 6,054 749
2017-2018 5,280 716
2016-2017 5,088 288
2015-2016 4,454 283
2013-2014 3,305 193

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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