The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, TN

Public4-Year • Large • Primarily ResidentialDoctoral UniversityVery Selective • High Transfer-InMain Campus
527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-1000

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Rankings

1 ← Poor Great → 100


Academics at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

GradHighest Degree

Share of Graduates by Field of Study

Biological and Biomedical Sciences4%
Business, Management, Marketing24%
Communication, Journalism8%
Computer and Information Sciences2%
English Language and Literature2%
Foreign Languages, Linguistics1%
Health Professions and Related Programs5%
Human, Family and Consumer Sciences2%
Mathematics and Statistics1%
Multi-disciplinary Studies4%
Natural Resources and Conservation1%
Parks, Recreation, Fitness Studies8%
Philosophy and Religious Studies1%
Physical Sciences2%
Public Administration and Social Service1%
Social Sciences7%
Visual and Performing Arts2%


Getting into The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

78%Admission Rate
620Median SAT Math
620Median SAT Reading
28Median ACT Composite

Typical Test Scores

SAT Math (25–75%)570–670
200 800
SAT Reading (25–75%)580–660
200 800
ACT Composite (25–75%)25–31
1 36


Cost of Attending The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

$13KIn-State Tuition
$31KOut-of-State Tuition
$31KAverage Total Cost
$19KAverage Net Cost

Average Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolTNUS


Typical Debt after The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

42%Receive Federal Loans
$15KMedian Federal Debt
68%Repayment Rate
$213Median Payment

Received Financial Aid

Family IncomeSchoolTNUS
$0–$30K 31%61%57%
$30K–$48K 14%16%16%
$48K–$75K 15%12%12%
$75K–$110K 15%9%9%
>$110K 25%9%11%

Student Debt

The median debt for family income between $0–$30K$15K$11K$11K
The median debt for family income between $30K–$75K$16K$12K$12K
The median debt for students with family income >$75K$15K$12K$12K
The median debt for Pell students$17K$12K$12K
The median debt for no-Pell students$14K$10K$11K
Cumulative loan debt at the 90th percentile$31K$26K$25K
Cumulative loan debt at the 75th percentile$25K$18K$18K
Cumulative loan debt at the 25th percentile$6K$5K$6K
Cumulative loan debt at the 10th percentile$4K$3K$3K

Repayment Rates

1-year after entering repayment 62%39%43%
3-years after entering repayment 68%44%46%
5-years after entering repayment 74%47%50%
7-years after entering repayment 77%52%55%


Completion Rates at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

87%Retention Rate
19%Transfer Rate
10%Withdrawal Rate
71%Graduation Rate

Graduation Rates by Time Taken

Time TakenSchoolTNUS
Within 4 Years 49%39%38%
Within 6 Years 71%56%55%
Within 8 Years 71%57%56%

Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

Ethnicity and NativitySchoolTNUS
Asian 80%59%53%
Black 63%42%39%
Caucasian 74%56%52%
Hispanic or Latino 71%53%47%
Native American or Alaskan Native 64%43%40%
Non-US citizens/residents 68%55%50%
Two or more races 67%47%44%
Other race 75%48%44%


Outcomes after The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

94%Employment Rate
$37KMedian Salary
$24K25 Pctl Salary
$53K75 Pctl Salary

Employment over Time

Employed 6 years after enrollment 94%85%85%
Employed 7 years after enrollment 92%83%84%
Employed 8 years after enrollment 91%83%84%
Employed 9 years after enrollment 90%81%83%
Employed 10 years after enrollment 91%81%83%

Distribution of Earnings after Graduation

10th percentile of earnings$11K$6K$7K
25th percentile of earnings$24K$16K$17K
50th percentile of earnings$37K$26K$29K
75th percentile of earnings$53K$39K$43K
90th percentile of earnings$70K$51K$57K

Median Earnings over Time

Earnings 6 years after enrollment$37K$26K$29K
Earnings 8 years after enrollment$42K$30K$32K
Earnings 10 years after enrollment$45K$32K$35K


Students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

79%Full-time Undergrads
20Avg Entry Age
6,079Graduate Students

Enrollment by Gender

Female degree-seeking undergraduates 51%62%64%
Male degree-seeking undergraduates 49%37%35%

Enrollment by Race and Nativity

Race and NativitySchoolTNUS
Asian 4%1%4%
Black 6%24%18%
Caucasian 78%62%49%
Hispanic or Latino 4%5%18%
Native American or Alaskan Native <1%<1%1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander <1%<1%<1%
Non-US citizens/residents 1%1%2%
Two or more races 3%2%3%
Other race 2%2%4%

Enrollment by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolTNUS
$0–$30K 24%49%43%
$30K–$48K 15%19%18%
$48K–$75K 16%15%16%
$75K–$110K 17%12%14%
>$110K 28%11%15%

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