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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Overview

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga is a public institution situated in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Known For?

2,082 Undergraduate Awards
$30,044 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UT Chattanooga is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.

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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UT Chattanooga has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#264 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UT Chattanooga.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#137 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#138 Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#165 Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UT Chattanooga has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#28 Highest Paid Electrical Engineering Graduates College Factual

Where Is The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga?

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

How Do I Get Into UT Chattanooga?

You can apply to UT Chattanooga online at: https://www.utc.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UT Chattanooga

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UT Chattanooga?

83% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, UT Chattanooga may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

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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800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga  ( 510 to 610 )
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800
UT Chattanooga received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga  ( 20 to 27 )
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ACT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga  ( 21 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga?

$30,044 Net Price
95% Take Out Loans
7.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UT Chattanooga is $30,044. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 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 7.1%. 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.

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,224 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,297 undergraduate students at UT Chattanooga, with 9,224 being full-time and 1,073 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UT Chattanooga

There are also 1,354 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,224 full-time undergraduates at UT Chattanooga, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UT Chattanooga

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UT Chattanooga Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 216
Black or African American 884
Hispanic or Latino 515
White 6,972
International Students 136
Other Races/Ethnicities 501

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 43 countries are represented at UT Chattanooga. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and India.

Online Learning at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

716 Took All Classes Online
5,280 Took At Least One Class Online
48.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,280 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UT Chattanooga has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 28th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UT Chattanooga

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga was 48.5%. This is the #512 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UT Chattanooga regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UT Chattanooga majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 8%
Business, Management & Marketing 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UT Chattanooga ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UT Chattanooga.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Public Administration #2
Engineering-Related Fields #9
Engineering Technologies #15
Public Administration & Social Service #25
Teacher Education Grade Specific #34
Nursing #76
Education #93
Business Administration & Management #126
Health Professions #138
Business, Management & Marketing #163

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 419 8 121 0 548
Health & Physical Education 199 0 3 0 202
Teacher Education Grade Specific 149 0 42 0 191
Nursing 113 2 45 11 171
General Psychology 144 0 18 0 162
General Biology 128 0 0 0 128
Communication & Media Studies 113 0 0 0 113
Criminal Justice & Corrections 92 0 6 0 98
Mechanical Engineering 64 0 0 0 64
General English Literature 55 0 6 0 61
Engineering-Related Fields 34 6 16 0 56
Social Work 36 0 20 0 56
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 52 52
Computer Science 36 0 14 0 50
Political Science & Government 49 0 0 0 49
Civil Engineering 44 0 0 0 44
Fine & Studio Arts 42 0 0 0 42
Electrical Engineering 38 0 0 0 38
Natural Resources Conservation 28 0 9 0 37
General Engineering 8 0 27 0 35
Chemical Engineering 26 0 0 0 26
Liberal Arts General Studies 25 0 0 0 25
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 24 0 0 0 24
History 22 0 0 0 22
Chemistry 21 0 0 0 21
Other Social Sciences 21 0 0 0 21
Mathematics 14 0 4 0 18
Interdisciplinary Studies 18 0 0 0 18
Design & Applied Arts 18 0 0 0 18
Accounting 0 0 17 0 17
Allied Health Professions 0 0 17 0 17
Economics 17 0 0 0 17
Student Counseling 0 1 15 0 16
Geological & Earth Sciences 15 0 0 0 15
Educational Administration 0 4 5 5 14
Legal Support Services 14 0 0 0 14
Public Administration 0 0 14 0 14
Music 14 0 0 0 14
Special Education 10 0 3 0 13
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 7 0 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Engineering 2 0 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 2 0 0 0 2
Marketing 1 0 0 0 1
Historic Preservation 0 1 0 0 1
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,082 22 402 68 2,574

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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