University of Tennessee

#318 / #113
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#1285
Most Desirable School
Public university in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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About University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee (UT) was founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee achieved statehood. The student body numbers nearly 30,000 individuals, hailing from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

UT consists of 10 undergraduate colleges and 11 graduate colleges. The university is also affiliated with a number of distinguished research centers, including the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the UT Anthropological Research Facility, the UT Medical Center, the UT Arboretum, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (of Manhattan Project fame). UT is especially known for its programs in business, management, marketing, and related support services.

UT’s distance-learning department—known as “Vols Online” (UT students are called “Volunteers”)—offers courses leading to around 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as professional certificates.

UT is associated with three Nobel Prize laureates:

Other distinguished UT-associated individuals include the following:

  • Mathematicians, Morwen B. Thistlethwaite and Mladen Bestvina
  • Computer scientists, Lee Giles and Jack Dongarra
  • Philosophers, Richard Aquila and Mariam Thalos
  • Novelists, Kurt Vonnegut and Cormac McCarthy
  • Novelist and biographer, Alex Haley
  • Playwright, Owen Davis
  • Critic and nature writer, Joseph Wood Krutch
  • Financial writer, Rachel Cruze
  • Film director, Clarence Brown
  • Actors—John Cullum, James Denton, Dixie Carter, David Keith, and Logan Marshall-Green
  • Dramatic soprano, Cheryl Studer
  • Singer, Dolly Parton
  • Myrmecologist and evolutionary biologist, E.O. Wilson
  • Economist, Frank Knight
  • Science correspondent, John Noble Wilford
  • Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, former US Representative, and political commentator, Allen West
  • Former US Senators—Estes Kefauver, Al Gore, Sr., Lamar Alexander, Howard Baker, Jim Sasser, Saxby Chambliss, Jim DeMint, and Bob Corker
  • Former US Presidents—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson

UT is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

According to Wikipedia, The University of Tennessee is a public land-grant research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. It hosts more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

University of Tennessee's Online Degrees

MS in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Education
Degree Concentrations
  • Instructional Technology
  • Required Credits: 33
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Educational Administration
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Educational Psychology
Degree Concentrations
  • Adult Education
  • Applied Educational Psychology
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Mathematics
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Information Sciences
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
DNP in Nursing
Degree Concentrations
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Executive Practice
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)
  • Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Dual Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Required Credits: 61-72
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
PhD in Nursing
  • Required Credits: 71-83
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Civil Engineering
Degree Concentrations
  • Construction Engineering
  • Geotechnical/Materials Engineering
  • Public Works Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Environmental Engineering
Degree Concentrations
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Industrial Engineering
Degree Concentrations
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Required Credits: 32
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
PhD in Industrial Engineering
Degree Concentrations
  • Energy Science and Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Required Credits: 24-36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
DSW in Social Work
  • Required Credits: 48
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Social Work
Degree Concentrations
  • Evidence-Based Interpersonal Practice (EBIP)
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Required Credits: 60
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Teacher Education
Degree Concentrations
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Educational Studies
  • Professional Internship
  • Required Credits: 33
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Supply Chain Management
Degree Concentrations
  • Integrated Supply Chain
  • Tri-Continent Supply Chain
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported

University of Tennessee Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
29,90975%72%122128

How Much Does University of Tennessee Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)Fees (in-state)
$11,332$1,912

How Much Do University of Tennessee Graduates Make?

If you graduate from University of Tennessee, then you can expect to earn an average of $56,700 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

University of Tennessee's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
28,47323,8654,608

Where is University of Tennessee?

University of Tennessee is located at 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville TN 37996

How Safe is University of Tennessee?

Knoxville has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is University of Tennessee Known For?

University of Tennessee is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Tennessee's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are University of Tennessee's Most Influential Alumni?

University of Tennessee's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Anthropology. Here are some of University of Tennessee's most famous alumni:

James M. Buchanan
James M. Buchanan
An American economist .
Frank Knight
An American economist .
Massimo Pigliucci
Massimo Pigliucci
A Chair of the Department of Philosophy at CUNY-Lehman College.
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
An American writer .
Joe L. Kincheloe
An American academic.
Van Jones
Van Jones
An American environmental advocate and civil rights activist.
Peyton Manning
An American football player .
Murray Bowen
An American psychiatrist, family therapist, and systemic therapist.
W. I. Thomas
W. I. Thomas
An American sociologist .
Dave Ramsey
An American financial advisor and author.
Subrata Roy
An India-born American inventor, educator, and scientist.
Lee Giles
An American computer scientist.

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