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IPEDS ID: 221759
OPE ID: 00353000
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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
General information:  (865) 974-1000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  30,030 (21,182 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2,350570
Research and public service23450
Total graduate assistants-2,689
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,406$1,448$1,492$1,5362.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,800$8,480$8,752$9,1704.8%
Off Campus
Room and board--$8,750$9,1704.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,061$23,571$24,746$27,45010.9%
Off Campus$8,788$9,844$26,236$27,4504.6%
Off Campus with Family$8,788$9,844$18,052$18,5602.8%
On Campus$37,399$40,713$43,236$45,9406.3%
Off Campus$24,126$26,986$44,726$45,9402.7%
Off Campus with Family$24,126$26,986$36,542$37,0501.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,540
In-state fees$1,404
Out-of-state tuition$27,728
Out-of-state fees$1,404
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,04396%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,88092%$33,197,647$8,556
Federal grants1,24830%$5,442,476$4,361
Pell grants1,24730%$5,277,948$4,233
Other federal grants1283%$164,528$1,285
State/local government grant or scholarships3,70488%$18,032,316$4,868
Institutional grants or scholarships2,40757%$9,722,855$4,039
Student loan aid1,77042%$10,862,535$6,137
Federal student loans1,75742%$9,384,764$5,341
Other student loans1223%$1,477,771$12,113
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid115,95776%$115,996,834$7,269
Pell grants6,25730%$25,733,084$4,113
Federal student loans9,19544%$62,766,398$6,826
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,758$15,298$16,062
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,670$7,872$7,908
$30,001 – $48,000$8,979$10,845$10,774
$48,001 – $75,000$13,925$16,605$17,476
$75,001 – $110,000$15,675$17,689$18,874
$110,001 and more$16,204$18,419$19,270
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment30,030
Undergraduate enrollment21,182
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,528
Graduate enrollment8,848
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 10%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants14,3966,3158,081
Percent admitted72%72%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%46%37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520640
SAT Math520650
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2431
ACT Math2328
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 68%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 34%
6-year: 63%
8-year: 65%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 66%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 55%
Hispanic/Latino: 52%
White: 69%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 64%
Non-resident alien: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural and Extension Education Services114d--
Agricultural Business and Management, General24---
Agricultural Business and Management, Other2---
Agricultural Economics-10--
Agriculture, General--8-
Animal Sciences, General8241-
Food Science3042-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-5--
Plant Sciences, General2611--
Soil Chemistry and Physics216--
Category total19644d11-
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture-10--
Category total5625--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other82---
Women's Studies---1
Category total82--1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-523-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General207---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-13-
Category total2071435-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General9422710-
Business Statistics415--
Business/Managerial Economics36105-
Finance, General112---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--3-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management48---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General2411--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management244---
Management Science-01-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General148---
Category total87534319-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-189-
Public Relations/Image Management55---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric142---
Category total370189-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science32148-
Category total32148-
Art Teacher Education0---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-132-
Education, General-127d13-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-6d-2d
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--7-
Special Education and Teaching, General65---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-121--
Category total65267d222d
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2031-
Agricultural Engineering1380-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3995-
Chemical Engineering3451-
Chemical Engineering, Other---1
Civil Engineering, General672610-
Computer Engineering, General17104-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering441312-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2---
Engineering Science12--
Engineering, Other-4--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-8d--
Industrial Engineering30373d-
Materials Engineering13810-
Mechanical Engineering931981d
Nuclear Engineering5625d82d
Polymer/Plastics Engineering-22-
Category total429179d64d4d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management---2d
Category total---2d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General166177-
Category total166177-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Consumer Economics15---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General29122-
Human Development and Family Studies, General68214-
Category total112336-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General9---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--5-
French Language and Literature115--
German Language and Literature62--
Italian Language and Literature3---
Russian Language and Literature8---
Spanish Language and Literature384--
Category total75115-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing---2
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--7-
Behavioral Aspects of Health--0-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist14---
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-8--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist316--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--691
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-7--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-26--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-19-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-17-
Nurse Anesthetist---0
Nursing Education---0
Nursing Science--12-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-21--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--59-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0
Public Health, General-20--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse127d125--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist444--
Veterinary Medicine--79-
Category total176d2766343
History, General9933-
Category total9933-
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--167-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-78d--
Category total-78d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General24134-
Statistics, General56-1d
Category total291941d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies---0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other12---
Systems Science and Theory-11d--
Category total1211d-12
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, General152--
Natural Resource Economics2---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General--4-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management295--
Category total4674-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science109449-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General112--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management11436--
Category total234829-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies8---
Category total2922-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General35525-
Geology/Earth Science, General28135-
Physics, General18715-
Category total812545-
Counseling Psychology---5
Educational Psychology-50d127
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--0-
Psychology, General4421319-
School Psychology--3-
Category total44263d3412
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis---4
Public Administration813--
Public Policy Analysis, General-2--
Social Work39187d4d-
Category total47202d4d4
Social Sciences
Economics, General49---
Political Science and Government, General16605-
Category total4113020-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation14---
Commercial and Advertising Art21---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General185--
Fine/Studio Arts, General6019--
Interior Design16---
Music Pedagogy---0
Music, General4539-6
Category total17463-6
Grand total4,4451,8261,11247
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined9788
Swimming and Diving3328
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/2000 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics(!)6/1/1971 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1988 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1925 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)5/27/1966 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/9/1949 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/18/1980 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs4/18/1980 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/18/1980 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs7/29/1969 - 5/31/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs7/29/1969 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology8/1/2003 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1977 -  Accredited
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1977 - 12/7/1977Pre-Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs5/1/1989 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2005 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2005 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels5/19/2001 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health3/12/1969 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1984 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1962 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession013
Drug law violations91915
Liquor law violations1546150
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations131
Liquor law violations127121
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible148
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault003
Motor vehicle theft41014
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible133
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate6.0%8.1%8.0%
Number in default316397381
Number in repayment5,2604,8664,721
Aid Programs
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