The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,970
Graduate Enrollment: 1,441
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.68%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 29.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,149
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1030 - 1230

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 63.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 35.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 21.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 13.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 74.6%
Black: 9.9%
Hispanic: 6.1%
Asian: 2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 2.8%
Non-resident alien: 0.7%
Unknown race: 2.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $23,093
In-State tuition: $9,848
Out-of-State tuition: $25,966

Estimated books and supplies: $1,400 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,500 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,050 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,500 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,050 (2022)

Average Family Income: $72,742 (2017)
Median Family Income: $46,549 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 33.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 41.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $207 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,914
$30k-48k $10,058
$48k-75k $14,294
$75k-110k $16,182
$110k+ $16,862

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 35%
6-year graduation rate: 54%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,013 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $13,482 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 64.6% (2015)
@3 year 70.2% (2017)
@5 year 75.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 43.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 45.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $38,316 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $45,945 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 8 $61,636 ($5,136) $77,918 ($6,493)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 199 $22,500 $192 $26,460 ($2,205) $41,800 ($3,483)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 3
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. 11
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 21 $24,999 $260 $34,984 ($2,915)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 15
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 144 $21,898 $201 $27,660 ($2,305) $39,041 ($3,253)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 18 $324 $59,334 ($4,945) $90,667 ($7,556)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 92 $22,995 $193 $32,487 ($2,707) $38,871 ($3,239)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 6
Master's Degree Public Administration. 14
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 36 $20,043 $186 $29,840 ($2,487) $39,336 ($3,278)
Master's Degree Social Work. 20 $449 $41,337 ($3,445)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 17 $49,196 ($4,100)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 49 $22,150 $225 $37,625 ($3,135) $46,643 ($3,887)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 21 $26,375 $212 $24,546 ($2,046) $33,402 ($2,784)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 18 $25,000 $265 $43,496 ($3,625)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 42 $25,000 $256 $23,982 ($1,999) $41,212 ($3,434)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 28 $20,500 $200 $24,161 ($2,013) $37,770 ($3,148)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 9
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 113 $21,831 $214 $32,133 ($2,678) $45,448 ($3,787)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 36 $25,125 $233 $51,885 ($4,324) $77,869 ($6,489)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 14
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 5
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 4
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 10
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 3
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 15 $429 $41,438 ($3,453) $43,472 ($3,623)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 149 $22,517 $225 $35,506 ($2,959) $39,355 ($3,280)
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 2
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 42 $47,375 ($3,948) $50,488 ($4,207)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 17 $427 $36,889 ($3,074) $49,192 ($4,099)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 52
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 113 $23,558 $199 $57,431 ($4,786) $62,910 ($5,243)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 45 $695 $129,344 ($10,779) $157,831 ($13,153)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 419 $23,000 $225 $42,731 ($3,561) $52,535 ($4,378)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 121 $335 $76,968 ($6,414) $90,322 ($7,527)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 8
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 17 $57,947 ($4,829)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 22 $39,719 ($3,310)
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 27
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 26 $68,445 ($5,704) $84,045 ($7,004)
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 44 $20,747 $191 $60,684 ($5,057) $77,793 ($6,483)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 38 $28,375 $244 $70,281 ($5,857) $88,939 ($7,412)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 64 $24,904 $221 $62,691 ($5,224) $81,689 ($6,807)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 34 $25,500 $260 $59,851 ($4,988) $61,709 ($5,142)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 16 $90,280 ($7,523)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 6
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 24 $29,707 ($2,476)
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 14 $35,989 ($2,999) $41,864 ($3,489)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 55 $22,796 $196 $24,722 ($2,060) $39,145 ($3,262)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 25 $36,366 ($3,031)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 128 $20,000 $207 $27,807 ($2,317) $43,959 ($3,663)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 14
Master's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 18 $30,571 ($2,548) $33,756 ($2,813)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Historic Preservation and Conservation. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 14


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $80,694
Full time faculty: 70%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $170,468,754 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $219,399,644 (2022)