Top Stories of 2017 Across the University of Tennessee System
A record-low tuition increase and dramatic reduction in a projected funding gap top the University of Tennessee’s list of its biggest stories of 2017.
More than a half-dozen senior UT leadership posts saw new faces in 2017, enrollment trended upward or broke records on multiple campuses, and scientists—who made news in everything from honey bees to dogwood trees—achieved a record, system-wide $481 million in research and sponsored program expenditures. UT research also led to the filing of 98 patents, 166 new invention disclosures and 17 new license agreements.
The system-wide alumni magazine, Tennessee Alumnus, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017 with a celebration of the most accomplished graduates of any UT campus over the last 100 years.
Almost 12,000 new graduates earned UT degrees; more than 4,000 faculty, staff and students broke a Guinness World Record; and UT President Joe declared this to be a landmark time in Tennessee history.
Join us here in looking back on 2017 at the University of Tennessee system.
2017 by the Numbers
*Academic year 2016-2017
|Tennessee Legislature: (of 132 members)||30|
|Alumni and Friends engaged and involved in public policy on the University’s behalf||6,029|
|UT Extension Contacts||4,300,000|
|Tennessee 4-H Serves||1,900,000|
|UT Extension Value||$9.88 return for every $1 invested|
|UT CVM Patients||34,215|