Mission

The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach and public service contributes to the economic, social and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans.

Chattanooga's Rising Rock

Educate

Even before she came to college, Marielle Echavez enjoyed making videos. One class at UT Chattanooga changed her career plans.

Chattanooga’s Rising Rock →
Finding a Better Way

Discover

Faced with the option to take a final or participate in an entrepreneurial pitch competition, Shawn Butler and two classmates at UT Martin embarked on a seven-year journey leading to a patent.

Finding a Better Way →

Connect

UT’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service created a strategic planning process allowing local fire departments to meet the needs of their communities.

Responding to the Call →

Innovation Changing Lives

Innovation Changing Lives

From lightweight manufactured auto components to smart grid traffic monitoring, innovators throughout the University of Tennessee System are using science and collaboration to improve lives and shape the future.

Learn More About the Inventions

Initiatives

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

The revised strategic plan sets new data-informed goals and objectives for the UT System through the year 2025.

Strategic Plan Website
Advocacy

Advocacy

UT Advocacy is the official grassroots network of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Tennessee.

UT Advocacy Website
Transparent UT

Transparent UT

The UT System is committed to providing greater and easier access to information for the faculty, staff, students and communities it serves.

Transparent UT Website

Campuses

The University of Tennessee is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and the Health Science Center at Memphis.

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UT Knoxville

Knoxville

UT Knoxville is ranked in the top 100 of the best value colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

UT Knoxville Guide
UT Chatanooga

Chattanooga

Through regional, out-of-state tuition discounts, UT Chattanooga offers an $8,000 annual tuition reduction to eligible residents of all eight Tennessee border states, plus South Carolina.

UTC Guide
UT Martin

Martin

More than 93 percent of UT Martin graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

UT Martin Guide
UT Health Science Center

Health Science Center

With nearly 3,000 students enrolled at major campuses in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, plus 1,200 medical resident and fellows in training, UTHSC serves thousands of patients across Tennessee every day.

UTHSC Guide

Institutes

The University of Tennessee is comprised of the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service

Institute of Agriculture campus entrance

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.

UTIA Website
Law Enforcement Innovation Center training

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.

IPS Website

Employees

The University of Tennessee employs more than 12,000 people in Tennessee with its workforce distributed across all 95 counties.