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 6,700 students represent 42 states and 34 countries, with 94% in undergraduate programs and 6% pursuing graduate degrees. (fall 2016)
  • A record number of the 2015 freshman class returned for their sophomore year, with a 75.2% retention rate.
  • UT Martin’s graduation rate is among the highest in Tennessee for state universities.
  • Faculty
  • Approximately 73% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
  • Costs per Semester
  • Tuition (in-state): $3,840
  • Fees: $704
  • Housing (Ellington/Browning Resident Halls): $1,300
  • Meals (15-Meal Plan): $1,523
  • Books: $700
  • Total: $8,067
  • Academics
  • Seventeen undergraduate degrees are available with more than 100 specialized concentrations.
  • 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 2016 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 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 upgraded Sodexo Skyhawk Dining Hall, food court, remodeled 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 is 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 20,000 volunteer hours during the 2015-16 academic year.
  • Rankings and Accolades
  • The university is tied for 16th-place 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 14 consecutive years.
  • Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has listed UT Martin among America’s 100 Best College Buys for 11 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.
  • The university ranked first among public Tennessee institutions for percentage of success as part of the Complete College Tennessee Act in 2015.
  • UT Martin is one of 183 schools in the world to earn the All-Steinway School designation.
  • Nursejournal.org included the UT Martin nursing program as one of America’s Best Nursing Schools for the Eastern Region for 2015. The UT Martin program is ranked number 31, making it the second-highest ranked program in Tennessee.
  • The Washington Monthly 2016 College Rankings name the University of Tennessee at Martin 17th 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 lasts 36 months, beginning in January 2016. Awarded through the Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture program. NARRU, through Dr. Todd Winters, contributed an additional $500,000 to the project.
  • The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has 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. THEC granted the university almost $169,000 through a competitive proposal process. The 22-month grant will be used to hire a veteran service specialist and create a dedicated space on campus for a student veterans center. The funding will also aid in the development of an orientation program specifically designed to assist student veterans with the transition to college life.
  • Genex Services, a provider of managed care clinical services, has awarded the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Nursing $20,000 in scholarship funding through its fifth annual Case Manager Scholarship Program.