The University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga

The University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, or UTC, often referred as "Chattanooga", is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is one of the universities under the University of Tennessee System. It was founded in 1886. The campus is spread across an area of 83 acres. The university offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and over 35 undergraduate minors. It also offers over 20 graduate programs including the highly ranked masters program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Ph.D. programs in Education, Computational Engineering, and Physical Therapy.

Chattanooga's men's teams and athletes are nicknamed the Mocs, and women's teams and athletes are known as Lady Mocs. They compete in the NCAA Division I (FCS for football) in the Southern Conference.

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga , TN 37403-2598
General Phone: (423) 425-4111

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UT Chattanooga Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management418business management, accounting
Education and Teaching223educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, art education, English teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling177psychology, physical therapy
Family and Social Work169family and consumer science, community organization, public administration, social work
Liberal Arts154foreign language and literature, English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, social studies, history
Science105biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Engineering86engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, engineering management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84registered nursing, nursing science
Security and Law Enforcement66criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy58exercise science, athletic trainer
Media44communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management19environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering18computer science
Art Studies16art studies
Law16legal assistant
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy and religious studies
Mathematics7applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for UT Chattanooga in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,25844
Master's degree39018
Post-master's certificate101
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship21
Doctor's degree - professional practice361

UT Chattanooga Student Body

In 2007-2008, UT Chattanooga had a total enrollment of 9,558 students (8,491 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 56%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 24%
22-24 21%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

UT Chattanooga Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 42 %

UT Chattanooga Room and Board (2007)

UT Chattanooga offers campus housing for 2,801 of its 8,491 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chattanooga, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UT Chattanooga Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT1%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UT Chattanooga Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,310
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,870
Room and board $ 8,100
Room charge $ 5,110
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,990
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,032

Financial Aid:
UT Chattanooga participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 352900)

UT Chattanooga Faculty

UT Chattanooga has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3645
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4561

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$140,3661*
Associate professorcalendar year2*7$72,206
Assistant professorcalendar year4$73,3676$53,227
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year16$100,12216$59,884

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year91$85,14330$78,215
Associate professoracademic year38$65,41441$66,149
Assistant professoracademic year33$53,11042$54,051
Instructoracademic year0*5$39,063
Lectureracademic year27$35,34848$37,118
All faculty totalacademic year189$68,470166$56,058

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UT Chattanooga Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Conference
Basketball Southern Conference
Track Southern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports464591

UT Chattanooga Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other

Applied Mathematics

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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