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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga was awarded 12 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UT Chattanooga as #948 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. UT Chattanooga has maintained this ranking for at least two years in a row.

UT Chattanooga is also ranked #18 out of 45 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Chattanooga?

Acceptance Rate

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Freshmen Retention Rate

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100
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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%

On-Time Graduation Rate  18 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at UT Chattanooga

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,176 undergraduates at UT Chattanooga with 8,962 being full-time and 1,214 being part-time.

UT Chattanooga Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

UT Chattanooga scored 40.45 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.45 out of 100
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How Much Does The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Cost?

The overall average net price of UT Chattanooga is $14,892. 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 +
$9,257 $10,465 $15,855 $16,777 $17,068

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UT Chattanooga, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $3,072 a year. That adds up to $12,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Chattanooga is 6.4%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UT Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,100 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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. Chattanooga is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

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 2017-2018 academic year, students from 45 majors graduated from The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. Of these students, 2,026 received undergraduate degrees and 482 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 369 $36,600
Health & Physical Education 204 $26,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 184 $33,200
Nursing 142 $51,200
General Psychology 138 $25,500
General Biology 116 $24,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 105 $30,200
Communication & Media Studies 79 $30,700
Mechanical Engineering 66 $61,300
General English Literature 49 $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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 5,280 students took at least one online class at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. This is an increase from the 5,088 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,280 716
2016-2017 5,088 288
2015-2016 4,454 283
2014-2015 3,835 259
2013-2014 3,305 193

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