Quick Facts

"From the founding in 1900 of Hall-Moody Institute, through the establishment in 1927 of UT Junior College, to today’s status as a comprehensive public university, the University of Tennessee at Martin is committed to preparing students for success in the global economy."

Students
  • More than 6,800 students represent 43 states and 17 countries.
  • UT Martin’s graduation rate is among the highest in Tennessee for state universities.
  • Faculty
  • Approximately 71% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
  • More than 83% of classes have fewer than 30 students.
  • Costs per Semester
  • Tuition (in-state): $4,302
  • Fees: $709
  • Housing (Ellington/Browning Residence Halls): $1,365
  • Meals (15-Meal Plan): $1,551
  • Books: $700
  • Total: $8,627
  • Approximately 90% of students receive some form of financial aid.
  • Financial aid includes $16.2 million awarded in grants and $20 million awarded in scholarships.
  • Academics
  • UT Martin offiers more than 100 academic areas of study within 17 undergraduate degree programs.
  • Five graduate degrees are offered with 17 specialized concentrations.
  • Hundreds of students experience real-world learning annually in internship, clinical and educational placements in business, hospital, school, government and non-profit settings.
  • 100% of nursing graduates in the 2017 class passed their NCLEX-RN examination as first-time test takers.
  • UT Martin veterinary health technology students achieved 100% pass rate during the 2017 summer exam.
  • Safety
  • UT Martin is among the safest four-year public college campuses in Tennessee.
  • Facilities
  • Campus facilities include 48 building on a 250-acre main campus and 680 acres of teaching and research lands.
  • Facility highlights include three traditional residence halls; two apartment-style complexes; a 96,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center; the Paul Meek Library, housing a half-million volumes, a computer lab and Captain’s Coffee; the Boling University Center with modern Sodexo Skyhawk Dining Hall, food court, Barnes & Noble College Bookstore and computer lab.
  • UT Martin centers are located in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, Selmer and Somerville.
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • UT Martin is a member of NCAA Division I, the Ohio Valley Conference and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
  • A total of eight Skyhawk athletic programs have combined to capture 30 OVC championships, 23 of which have come since 2006.
  • The men’s rodeo team was the 2014 college national champion.
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Approximately 2,500 students are involved in more than 150 clubs and student organizations.
  • Alumni
  • Almost 80% of UT Martin alumni reside in Tennessee after graduating.
  • More UTM alumni reside in Shelby County (13.1%) than any other Tennessee county, followed by Weakley County at 10.3%.
  • UT Martin alumni live in 92 of the 95 Tennessee counties.
  • Good Works
  • Many students are involved in community and academic service learning, contributing more than 15,000 volunteer hours during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Rankings and Accolades
  • The university is tied for 16th among public, southern, master’s level institutions in the 2017 edition of the “Best Regional Universities,” compiled by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Princeton Review has named UT Martin a “Best College in the Southeast” for 15 consecutive years.
  • Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has listed UT Martin among America’s 100 Best College Buys for 12 consecutive years.
  • UT Martin's online Master of Business Administration degree program has earned national rankings through several sources, including U.S. News & World Report.
  • UT Martin students’ satisfaction with their entire educational experience ranked first in the latest survey information among Tennessee public universities.
  • UT Martin is one of 191 schools in the world to earn the All-Steinway School designation.
  • The Washington Monthly 2017 College Rankings ranked the University of Tennessee at Martin eighth in the “Best Bang for the Buck Southern Colleges” category.
  • The Princeton Review has included the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Master of Business Administration program in its annual list of the “Best 294 Business Schools,” 2017 edition.
  • Grants Received
  • The USDA awarded UT Martin $146,910 to build a mobile energy classroom to help “fill the gap in public knowledge in the region concerning energy, energy conservation and energy production (traditional and renewable resources).” The grant began in January 2016 and lasts 36 months and was awarded through the Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture program.
  • The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation awarded Dr. Tom Blanchard, professor of biology at the University of Tennessee at Martin, a three-year research grant through the West Tennessee River Basin Authority. Blanchard, who also serves as director of the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station, plans to study how the restoration of previously channelized streams in West Tennessee affects the physical characteristics of the associated ecosystems. The $42,000 grant will fund the study through April 2019.
  • The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has selected the University of Tennessee at Martin as one of six institutions to receive funding through the 2016 Veteran Reconnect program. The 22-month, $169,000 grant is enhancing services that support military veterans attending UT Martin.
  • The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded UT Martin one of four grants for innovation in teacher preparation. UT Martin received a $50,000 grant that will be used to design new strategies to support the development of a diverse workforce, increase production of educators in high-demand licensure areas and promote collaboration to improve educator preparation in literacy.