2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$21,512

Net Price

75%

Admitted

27%

Enrolled

72%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 31,701. In 2021, there were 769 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #4 in Tennessee and ranks #190 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

769

Total Enrollment

31,701

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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#4

Tennessee Rank

Combining ranking factors for 34 schools that offer psychology degrees in Tennessee, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville ranks #4.

#190

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., The University of Tennessee-Knoxville ranks #190.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers Research Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology. At the master level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology15367
Counseling Psychology9
Educational Psychology6364
Research Psychology2961413
School Psychology3
Social Work6824319
Total Graduates3643032946
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs University of Tennessee – Knoxville Counseling Center Psychology Internship
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 29,909 students applied to the The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The university admitted 75% and 27% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Tennessee universities is 6,236. On average, all Tennessee institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 88%. Compared to all Tennessee four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is 72%, compared to 57% for all Tennessee universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 25%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UTK to Tennessee Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville to the average of all Tennessee four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UTK

29,909

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

27%

Percent Enrolled

88%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

72%

Graduation Rate

TN Colleges

6,236

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,817 or 84% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 336 or 16% part-time faculty members employed at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 1,683 or 78%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UTK

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

84%

Percent Full-Time

16%

Percent Part-Time

78%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TN Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

59%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $11,332, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,598.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,468 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,912.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for The University of Tennessee-Knoxville2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,150
On-Campus Living Expenses$5,666
Total Living Expenses$17,816
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$11,332
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,598
Total Undergraduate Expenses$30,746
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,468
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,912
Total Graduate Expenses$13,380
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $21,512. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend The University of Tennessee-Knoxville presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$10,433$10,425
$30,001 – $48,000$13,970$13,492
$48,001 – $75,000$22,476$23,688
$75,001 – $110,000$24,617$25,805
$110,001 and more$25,256$26,827
US Department of Education

Compare The University of Tennessee-Knoxville to all Tennessee universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UTK

$30,746

Cost to Attend

$10,716

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,512

Net Price

TN Colleges

$38,189

Cost to Attend

$16,224

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,644

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 5,038 or 92%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 19,570 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $10,716.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid19,570$10,716
Pell Grants5,821$5,017
Federal Student Loans7,928$6,362
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the The University of Tennessee-Knoxville to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UTK

19,570

Grant or Scholarship Aid

59%

Grants or Scholarships

5,821

Number of Pell Grants

17%

Pell Grants

7,928

Federal Student Loans

24%

Federal Student Loans

TN Colleges

4,167

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,615

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,978

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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