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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on The University of Tennessee - Knoxville? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UT Knoxville offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville was awarded 86 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

UT Knoxville is ranked #251 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UT Knoxville also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Knoxville?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is 77%. 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 Knoxville is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to UT Knoxville submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 580 to 660 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 560 to 650 )
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UT Knoxville received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 24 to 30 )
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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 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 - Knoxville is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Freshmen Retention Rate

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. 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  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UT Knoxville the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at UT Knoxville

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,290 undergraduates at UT Knoxville with 22,018 being full-time and 1,272 being part-time.

UT Knoxville Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for UT Knoxville is 84.09 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.09 out of 100
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How Much Does The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Cost?

The overall average net price of UT Knoxville is $19,142. 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 Knoxville

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,501 $15,204 $23,207 $24,824 $25,164

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 Knoxville, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UT Knoxville, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,418 a year. That adds up to $29,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Knoxville is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UT Knoxville Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UT Knoxville with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,100 in their early years. This is good news for future UT Knoxville graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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

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Location of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Contact details for UT Knoxville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-1000
Website: www.utk.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTKnoxville
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UTKnoxville

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 114 majors graduated from The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Of these students, 5,103 received undergraduate degrees and 2,076 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 492 $50,600
Health & Physical Education 337 $25,800
General Psychology 277 $27,000
Nursing 227 $52,300
Marketing 210 $41,300
Finance & Financial Management 201 $45,800
General Biology 185 $24,600
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 174 $24,400
Political Science & Government 173 $27,900
Accounting 160 $44,600

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

Online Learning at UT Knoxville

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 10,041 students took at least one online class at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. This is an increase from the 9,072 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,041 929
2016-2017 9,072 734
2015-2016 7,760 667
2014-2015 6,515 586
2013-2014 7,247 758

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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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