The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 24,957
Graduate Enrollment: 6,634
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

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

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 74.94%

Male/Female: 47% / 53% (2017)

First generation college students: 24.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.2% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,303
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1170 - 1340

2022 Median Admit ACT: 28
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 25 - 31

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 61.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 39.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 25.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 17.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 79.0%
Black: 5.0%
Hispanic: 5.5%
Asian: 3.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.6%
Non-resident alien: 0.8%
Unknown race: 1.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $32,498
In-State tuition: $13,244
Out-of-State tuition: $31,664

Estimated books and supplies: $1,598 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,150 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,666 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,150 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,666 (2022)

Average Family Income: $82,555 (2017)
Median Family Income: $54,206 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 24.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $217 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,425
$30k-48k $13,492
$48k-75k $23,688
$75k-110k $25,805
$110k+ $26,827

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 54%
6-year graduation rate: 72%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,162 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.4% (2015)
@3 year 76.5% (2017)
@5 year 83.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 53.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 55.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,205 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,475 (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)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Area Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Agriculture, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 17 $39,947 ($3,329)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 10
Doctoral Degree Engineering Science. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 156 $20,875 $208 $37,189 ($3,099) $48,099 ($4,008)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 13
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 101 $22,849 $214 $32,752 ($2,729) $47,546 ($3,962)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 103 $21,368 $224 $38,480 ($3,207) $51,859 ($4,322)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 73 $16,750 $181 $68,491 ($5,708) $90,584 ($7,549)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 22
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 7
Master's Degree Education, General. 20
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 21 $700 $71,625 ($5,969) $74,443 ($6,204)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 8
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 6
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 25 $44,559 ($3,713)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 16 $216 $44,154 ($3,680) $46,590 ($3,883)
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 5
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 4
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 104 $233 $44,118 ($3,677) $45,460 ($3,788)
Bachelor's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 36 $25,243 $265 $57,971 ($4,831) $72,121 ($6,010)
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 6
Doctoral Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 4
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 38 $22,200 $235 $51,766 ($4,314) $72,490 ($6,041)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 4
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 92 $22,375 $226 $65,442 ($5,454) $82,312 ($6,859)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 6
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 10
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 66 $21,450 $223 $61,201 ($5,100) $69,659 ($5,805)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 26 $71,265 ($5,939) $81,223 ($6,769)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 17 $26,000 $276 $78,190 ($6,516)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 5
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 51 $21,630 $229 $72,906 ($6,076) $88,535 ($7,378)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 33
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 5
Master's Degree Engineering Science. 1
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 23 $17,844 $196 $44,322 ($3,694) $47,117 ($3,926)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 76 $22,790 $228 $31,442 ($2,620) $33,792 ($2,816)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 24 $187 $44,037 ($3,670) $43,630 ($3,636)
First Professional Degree Law. 113 $700 $57,949 ($4,829) $82,373 ($6,864)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 93 $22,990 $226 $23,826 ($1,986) $39,381 ($3,282)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 11
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 11
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 5
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 57 $409 $43,236 ($3,603) $53,170 ($4,431)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 185 $23,579 $234 $23,555 ($1,963) $44,486 ($3,707)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 337 $21,500 $207 $26,371 ($2,198) $50,183 ($4,182)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 64 $413 $38,935 ($3,245) $53,876 ($4,490)
Doctoral Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 2
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 24 $25,000 $276 $36,051 ($3,004)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 2
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 34 $19,500 $180 $35,515 ($2,960) $44,354 ($3,696)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 5
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 27 $80,582 ($6,715)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 31 $26,000 $265 $32,913 ($2,743) $37,906 ($3,159)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 14
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 23 $25,344 $249
Master's Degree Physics. 15
Doctoral Degree Physics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 277 $23,081 $231 $27,719 ($2,310) $37,780 ($3,148)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 12
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 21
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 27 $466 $41,645 ($3,470) $48,294 ($4,025)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 11
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 12 $47,504 ($3,959)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Policy Analysis. 3
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 52 $25,683 $241 $33,373 ($2,781) $40,093 ($3,341)
Master's Degree Social Work. 205 $455 $41,174 ($3,431) $48,833 ($4,069)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 24
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Work. 49 $466 $46,964 ($3,914)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 34 $27,000 $286 $24,573 ($2,048) $39,053 ($3,254)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 8
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Anthropology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 51 $21,650 $220 $42,691 ($3,558) $65,281 ($5,440)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 38 $26,000 $260 $41,217 ($3,435) $45,199 ($3,767)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 2
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 7
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 173 $20,500 $217 $30,399 ($2,533) $47,707 ($3,976)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 2
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 7
First Professional Degree Veterinary Medicine. 84
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 227 $23,292 $133 $56,480 ($4,707) $62,548 ($5,212)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 59 $700 $104,901 ($8,742) $99,283 ($8,274)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 5
Doctoral Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 492 $20,500 $207 $56,826 ($4,736) $68,864 ($5,739)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 229 $464 $100,445 ($8,370) $124,987 ($10,416)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 8
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 160 $22,000 $217 $50,143 ($4,179) $71,799 ($5,983)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 88 $233 $64,768 ($5,397) $87,842 ($7,320)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 20 $19,500 $207 $39,079 ($3,257)
Master's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 21 $44,222 ($3,685)
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 122 $21,693 $215 $25,765 ($2,147) $35,670 ($2,973)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 11
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 38 $20,632 $219 $41,014 ($3,418) $53,568 ($4,464)
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 13
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 37 $22,564 $217 $35,909 ($2,992) $34,281 ($2,857)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 13
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Soil Sciences. 40 $23,149 $242 $63,469 ($5,289) $47,438 ($3,953)
Master's Degree Soil Sciences. 1
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 18 $27,000 $271 $28,414 ($2,368)
Master's Degree Forestry. 2
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 40 $27,000 $265 $32,546 ($2,712) $44,973 ($3,748)
Master's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 8
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 40 $31,000 $329 $50,622 ($4,219) $59,952 ($4,996)
Master's Degree Architecture. 12 $63,400 ($5,283)
Bachelor's Degree Interior Architecture. 25 $27,000 $276 $46,773 ($3,898)
Master's Degree Landscape Architecture. 8
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 24 $19,500 $207
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 10
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 6
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 156 $23,250 $246 $65,491 ($5,458) $80,833 ($6,736)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 25 $104,687 ($8,724)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 17
Bachelor's Degree Nuclear Engineering. 38 $23,000 $239 $67,619 ($5,635) $87,858 ($7,322)
Master's Degree Nuclear Engineering. 24
Doctoral Degree Nuclear Engineering. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Nuclear Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 34 $24,125 $228 $69,890 ($5,824) $77,935 ($6,495)
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 45 $355 $102,718 ($8,560)
Doctoral Degree Industrial Engineering. 11
Master's Degree Engineering, Other. 4
Doctoral Degree Engineering, Other. 23
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering, Other. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 2
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 65 $20,612 $219 $35,394 ($2,950)
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 5
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 2
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 9
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 9
Master's Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 2
Doctoral Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 33 $25,000 $265 $34,707 ($2,892) $45,382 ($3,782)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 11 $60,835 ($5,070)
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 14
Master's Degree Statistics. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Gerontology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 40 $25,000 $264 $17,780 ($1,482) $44,785 ($3,732)
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 10
Doctoral Degree Nutrition Sciences. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sustainability Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 174 $20,500 $207 $24,864 ($2,072) $37,520 ($3,127)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 105 $20,013 $207 $31,665 ($2,639) $45,182 ($3,765)
Master's Degree Sociology. 2
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 20 $43,320 ($3,610)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 21 $16,875 ($1,406) $32,395 ($2,700)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 5
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 34 $27,000 $274 $24,729 ($2,061) $32,233 ($2,686)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Music. 47 $23,453 $247 $33,809 ($2,817) $26,143 ($2,179)
Master's Degree Music. 28 $394 $30,255 ($2,521) $40,578 ($3,382)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 84 $23,382 $174
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 5
Master's Degree Public Health. 21 $73,309 ($6,109)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 29 $23,847 $253 $42,838 ($3,570) $62,859 ($5,238)
Master's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 1
Doctoral Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 201 $23,250 $217 $49,821 ($4,152) $68,331 ($5,694)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 32 $22,500 $228 $39,801 ($3,317) $48,310 ($4,026)
Doctoral Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 2
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 27 $22,018 $215 $40,462 ($3,372) $60,862 ($5,072)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 109 $25,000 $263 $58,341 ($4,862) $69,618 ($5,802)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 45 $358 $92,242 ($7,687) $121,657 ($10,138)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 210 $19,500 $204 $43,959 ($3,663) $55,676 ($4,640)
Bachelor's Degree History. 62 $19,000 $167 $26,327 ($2,194) $41,303 ($3,442)
Master's Degree History. 3
Doctoral Degree History. 4


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $104,742
Full time faculty: 85%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 17.0

School's endowment start of year: $758,333,732 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,031,893,446 (2022)