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 September 2018

Students
  • More than 7,000 students represent 45 states and 22 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 Semester
  • Tuition & Fees (in-state): $9,515
  • Housing (Ellington/Browning Residence Halls): $2,820
  • Housing (Ellington/Browning Residence Halls): $1,365
  • Meals (10 meals per week): $3,138
  • Books: $1,400
  • Total (in-state): $16,873
  • Approximately 92% of degree-seeking undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
  • • Financial aid includes $16.3 million awarded in grants and $22.6 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 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 2018 class passed their NCLEX-RN examination as first-time test takers.
  • Safety
  • UT Martin is among the safest four-year public college campuses in Tennessee.
  • 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 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.
  • UT Martin has won 27 Ohio Valley Conference regular season or tournament championships (all since 2000).
  • 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 than 95% of UT Martin graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • More UTM alumni reside in Shelby County (12.7%) than any other Tennessee county, followed by Weakley County at 9.9%.
  • UT Martin alumni live in 94 of the 95 Tennessee counties.
  • Good Works
  • Many students are involved in community and academic service learning, contributing more than 13,000 volunteer hours during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Rankings and Accolades
  • The Princeton Review has named UT Martin a “Best College in the Southeast” for 16 consecutive years.
  • UT Martin was designated as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for 2018.
  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked UT Martin as tied for 14th among public schools in the south.
  • 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.
  • Washington Monthly ranked UT Martin 28th in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category among southern colleges and universities.
  • Grants Received
  • The Tennessee Department of Health continues grant funding for the evidence-based home visiting program, Healthier Beginning. The first grant was awarded to UT Martin in 2012. The TDOH has just funded the program for a sixth year in the amount of $424,400. The staff partner with families in their homes providing a wide range of services including information on child health and development, promoting school readiness, enhancing parenting skills, and linking families to needed services. Through the information and services provided, families are equipped to prevent child adversity which will improve long term, population health outcomes. The program serves families in Dyer, Lake and Lauderdale counties.
  • The U.S. Department of Education selected UT Martin as a recipient for the Title III Strengthening Institutions award totaling $1,972,725. This five-year grant focuses on enhancing postsecondary success and improving productivity through the following five initiatives: implementing comprehensive student-centered advising with Ellucian Degree Works, implementing student leadership development to enhance retention, establishing faculty mentoring program through faculty teaching and learning communities, creating a culture of evidence for data-driven decision-making, and expanding Veterinary Science program.
  • The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has selected the University of Tennessee at Martin as one of 14 institutions to receive funding for the 2018 Veterans Reconnect Program. This $78,570 grant provides opportunities to improve veterans’ persistence to complete post-secondary credential, while easing their transition into the civilian workforce.