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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, enrolled 5,512 new freshman and 1,479 new transfers in 2020.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, enrolled 30,559 students in Fall 2020, including 24,254 undergraduates. 78% of undergraduates are from the state of Tennessee, while 4% of graduate/professional students are international. Demographically, 18% of all students identify as non-white and 53% of all students identify as female.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has 1,665 full-time instructional faculty members, with 83 percent holding doctorate degrees in their respective disciplines. Ethnic minorities make up 18 percent of all full-time instructional faculty. Overall, the university is one of the area’s largest employers with 8,959 faculty, staff, and service employees.
The University of Tennessee’s annual operating expenses were approximately $801 million in the fiscal year 2019, with compensation for public service, academic support, and student services exceeding $157 million—one fifth of the total expenditures.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a residential campus with 14 residence halls and 3,826 rooms. All freshmen are required to live on campus which offers students the benefits that come from being close to classes, activities, and campus resources. Learn more about our campus housing and libraries.
With more than than 300 degree programs, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, prepares students to work and compete in just about every profession. UT strives to develop, implement, support, and assess programs and services that lead to persistence towards graduation. Overall, the six-year undergraduate graduation rate decreased from 72.2 percent to 71.1 percent in 2020 while the first year retention rate increased from 86.5 percent to 88.6 percent.