The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Chattanooga, TN

$7,836

Avg in-state tuition

$23,954

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,341, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 83%. The university offers 53 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 50%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,836, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $23,954.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

83% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

77% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

50% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 21-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1020-1200

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students enrolled

35%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

75%

Black

9%

Hispanic

6%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

57%

Socio-economic diversity

33% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

4,129

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

91% On-campus

9% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 11% online

Master's Check Bold 16% online

Doctorate Check Bold 43% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,836 $23,954
Graduate $8,450 $16,514

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,400
On-campus room and board $9,500
On-campus other expenses $4,050
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,500
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,050
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,050

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,786 $38,904
Off-campus without family $22,786 $38,904
Off-campus with family $13,286 $29,404

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

33%

State Grant Aid

89%

Institution Grant Aid

68%

Pell Grant

33%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,817
State Grant Aid $4,676
Institution Grant Aid $4,675
Pell Grant Aid $4,687

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.