The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,533
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,146 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,628 applications and 5,970 students were granted admission. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 98% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 5% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT920 to 1190
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $22,886 and in-state students paid $6,768.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,388 (which is 1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2016-2017, was 1,667, which is 90% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $2,805 (which is 47.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has enrolled a total of 11,533 students (9,495 students full-time and 2,038 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,533 students, 816 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 10,170 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,363 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 283 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 76%

Black/African American: 10%

Two or more races: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 18% 1,175 0
Education 9% 627 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 538 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 7% 438
Engineering 6% 374
Psychology 5% 353
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 272
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 197
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 192
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 171 36

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,300. Last year, out of the total 406 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 378 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 397 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 353 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,300 $37,700
Employment Rate 93% 89%
Total Graduates 406 397

Campus Location

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Dalton State College
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Alabama A & M University
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Kennesaw State University
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