Governor Joins UT Trustees, Declares Higher Education Critical to State
Higher education and the University of Tennessee are critical to the state, even as Tennessee is currently experiencing a “tailwind” of prosperity, Gov. Bill Haslam told the UT Board of Trustees at its fall meeting Friday.LEARN MORE
The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach and public service contributes to the economic, social and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans.
Architecture students at UT Knoxville explore 3-D printing and apply new materials and renewable energy to buildings.
Man’s best friend has a friend in UT Martin alumnus Bob Page, who helped develop the first parvovirus vaccine.
Chattanooga’s WUTC broadcasts the stories of veterans and their families through Operation Song, a music therapy outreach program.
THE SYSTEM STRATEGIC PLAN
The System Strategic Plan establishes a vision and direction for five years (2012-2017), with clearly defined goals to ensure good stewardship and purposeful use of resources.
UT Advocacy is the official grassroots network of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Tennessee interested in garnering support for UT with government officials.
BUDGET ADVISORY GROUP
UT faces plenty of challenges, but one that easily overshadows the rest is finding sustainable, long-term funding.
The University of Tennessee has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through education, research and outreach, the UT System serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens throughout the state.
Since CCTA was implemented in 2011, System-wide graduation rate has increased 7% and degrees awarded increased 11.4%.
The University of Tennessee had an estimated economic impact of $4.8 billion on the Tennessee economy in FY 2014.
The Institute for Public Service helped Tennessee companies generate $817 million toward the state’s economy.
The University of Tennessee generated $436 million in research and sponsored projects in FY 2015.
The University of Tennessee is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and the Health Science Center at Memphis.
UT Knoxville generates $1.6 billion in annual income for the state of Tennessee, creates nearly 33,000 jobs, and contributes more than $125 million in tax revenue to the state and local governments.
UT Chattanooga was the state’s only public university named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest federal honor a university can receive for civic engagement.
UT Martin has more off-campus centers than any public four-year university in the state and is the university’s largest provider of online education.
The University of Tennessee is comprised of the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE
The UT Institute of Agriculture delivers real life solutions through $54.5 million in research, educational outreach to 3.3 million people and veterinary services to more than 21,000 animals annually. UTIA’s two colleges currently enroll 1,700 students.
INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
The statewide Institute for Public Service helps Tennessee companies generate $817 million annually to the state economy, answers more than 28,000 requests for assistance and trains 15,000 municipal, county and state employees, manufacturers and law enforcement personnel.
The University of Tennessee employs more than 12,000 people in Tennessee with its workforce distributed across all 95 counties.