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."

*Updated January 2021

About UT Martin
  • Approximately 7,100 students represent 45 states and 19 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 81% of classes have fewer than 30 students.
  • Costs per Year
  • Tuition & Fees (in-state): $9,748
  • Housing (Ellington/Browning Residence Halls): $2,920
  • Meals (10 meals per week): $3,364
  • Books: $1,400/year
  • Total (in-state): $17,432
  • Approximately 92% of degree-seeking undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
  • Financial aid includes $15.4 million awarded in grants and $22.9 million awarded in scholarships.
  • Academics
  • UT Martin offers more than 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs.
  • Five graduate degrees are offered with 22 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.
  • Facilities
  • Campus facilities include 48 buildings 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, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (equestrian only) and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
  • Students
  • Approximately 2,500 students are involved in more than 150 clubs and student organizations.
  • WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk” won its 10th consecutive Platinum Award at the 2020 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System International Conference in New York City. The Platinum Award is the highest peer-reviewed designation for overall broadcast excellence at the college level.
  • UT Martin’s four-year graduation rate has increased 10.8 percent since proposing “Soar in Four,” the tuition model that encourages students to take at least 15 hours per semester in order to graduate in four years.
  • UT Martin Skyhawk athletes earned the highest combined grade point average in UT Martin history in spring 2020 with a 3.26 GPA.
  • UT Martin is the only university in Tennessee to house a Call Me MiSTER leadership program in order to prepare minority male secondary education majors to be effective leaders in schools. “MiSTER” stands for “Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models,” and the program’s goal is to provide under-served, socioeconomically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities with minority educators.
  • Alumni
  • Almost 75% of UT Martin alumni reside in Tennessee after graduating.
  • More than 93% of UT Martin graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • More UTM alumni reside in Shelby County (12.4%) than any other Tennessee county, followed by Weakley County at 10.2%.
  • UT Martin alumni live in all 95 Tennessee counties.
  • Good Works
  • Many students are involved in community and academic service learning, contributing more than 13,500 volunteer hours and donated more than $85,000 during the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Rankings and Accolades
  • 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 almost 200 schools in the world to earn the All-Steinway School designation.
  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked UT Martin as tied for 12th among top regional public institutions in the south.
  • UT Martin is included on the 2020-2021 list of Military Friendly schools, as designated by VIQTORY. This list evaluates institutions based on retention, graduation, and job placement rates, as well as available federal assistance programs for veterans, among other criteria.
  • The Tennessee Higher Education Commission also designates UT Martin a Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Campus. The VETS Campus designation recognizes UT Martin's allocation of resources to assist veterans with the transition from military service to college enrollment.
  • Washington Monthly ranked UT Martin 31st in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category among southern colleges and universities.
  • The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded the University of Tennessee at Martin the 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition for its dedication to effective forest management and promoting student engagement in conservation practices.