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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
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Total Enrollments
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Net Average Cost of Attendance
Overall Rating
B Good
Main Address
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
Overall Rankings
Library Science
#24 of 70
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
#38 of 938
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
#43 of 1,225
Architecture And Related Services
#46 of 242
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields
#49 of 217
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
#53 of 413
Natural Resources And Conservation
#57 of 794
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
#59 of 1,852
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(865) 974-1000
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
Midsized City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 30,559
Women 53%
Men 47%
Total Enrollments (2020) 30,559
White 77%
Black or African American 6%
Hispanic or Latino 5%
Multiracial 4%
Asian 4%
International (Non-Citizen) 3%
Unknown 1%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 7,870
Bachelor's 69%
Master's 21%
Doctoral 8%
Certificate 2%
Total Awards (2020) 7,870
Business 22%
Human and Social Sciences 21%
Engineering 15%
Healthcare 12%
Education and Liberal Arts 10%
Mathematics and Science 8%
Agriculture 5%
Communication and Media 2%
Art and Design 2%
Computer Technology 2%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Accredited By
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (University of Tennessee - Knoxville Dietetic Internship)
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Fellowship (Oncology)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Tennessee - Knoxville Counseling Center Psychology Internship)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
  • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
  • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
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 levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
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 schools

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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Peyton Manning, former star quarterback of the Denver Broncos, graduated from UT in 1998. Other alumni who have topped the world of professional sports include Olympic Gold Medalist Kara Lawson, retired WMBA Player Chamique Holdsclaw, NBC Announcer Lindsey Nelson, and WMBA Rookie of the Year and MVP Candace Parker. But UT graduates aren’t only known for their sports victories. They have also founded and managed well-known companies. Just think of Garmin Co-Founder Min Kao, Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John, Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles, and Nestle USA Inc. Retired Chairman and CEO Joe Weller. Also, you might have heard Ann Tanner Taylor reporting on National Public Radio, or Deana Kay Carter crooning hit singles on the local country music station. Distinguished UT alumni work in just about every industry.

What is the campus setting like?
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Campus is located just one mile from eclectic downtown Knoxville. It’s a lively city that hosts countless farmer’s markets, festivals, and free concerts. UT also sits along the Tennessee River. You might even spot some serious UT sports fans “sailgating” before football games! No UT student experience would be complete without attending a football game in the 100,00-seat Neyland Stadium. Throughout campus, winding walkways and a quaint pedestrian bridge connect the collegiate Gothic-inspired brick buildings, like iconic Ayres Hall. As one of the nation’s oldest public universities UT is an institution with a rich history. But fast-forward to the present and you’ll see that it makes an effort to stay modern. For example, the new Student Union will feature new dining options, shops, event venues, and hangout spots. You can also look forward to new classroom buildings and revamped residence halls to be completed by 2020. It’s an exciting time to join the UT community.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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If you want the UT experience as an undergraduate, you’ll most likely have to study on-campus—unless you’re looking to get your bachelor’s degree in nursing through their RN to BSN completion program. However, UT offers several online graduate programs and certificates. You can get a graduate degree in areas like information science, agricultural leadership, or social work. Future engineers can earn their master’s degree in civil, industrial, environmental, or reliability and maintainability engineering. If you’re pursuing a social sciences or education career, then earn your credentials in rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, educational administration, social work, or teacher education. Or, if you just want to pick up a new skill or hobby, explore UT’s affordable non-credit personal development courses. You could learn landscape design, stand-up paddleboard yoga, or bluegrass banjo playing. Your future just got a whole lot more interesting.

What are the athletic highlights?
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The UT Volunteers, or Vols, have a total of 23 national championships under their belts. The women’s basketball team holds eight of those wins. Following up right behind them is the football team with six wins. As a future Vol you’d get to play in new and updated venues like the Thomson-Boling Arena, the second largest on-campus basketball arena in the nation. Outside of the arena UT student-athletes spend their time living up to the Volunteers namesake. In 2015 the Vols fundraised for the American Cancer Society by hosting a No-Shave November competition. Be sure to check out their hilarious bewhiskered class photos at This is an athletic community with serious ability, service spirit, and sense of humor to match. If that doesn’t make you want to be a Vol, then we’re not sure what will!

What are the school's academic highlights?
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UT has nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges which together boast over 300 program options. Want to earn your bachelor’s and master’s in just five-years in animal science, electrical engineering, or political science? You can! As a student you can access unique research opportunities thanks to the university’s collaborations with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It’s the largest multi-program science and energy research lab in the country. You could gain practical experience as an intern in engineering, science writing, software development and more. Of course your available internship opportunities will depend on the facility’s needs and research areas. Recently ORNL researchers have been making headway towards increasing solar power performance and creating proteins on-demand, which would make it easier to produce medicines. Can you imagine yourself playing a part in making such important discoveries as these? Also, don’t forget to check out internships and fellowships available through the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. They offer paid and unpaid positions related to energy science and engineering with emphases on policy, research, and mass media. If you’re looking to study a unique academic area or gain impressive hands-on experiences, then add UT to your list of schools to visit.