Defining the Future: The University of Tennessee Strategic Plan

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Dashboard: Complete College Tennessee Act

Updated May 2017

The Strategic Plan dashboard tracks progress on each strategic goal as well as the overall impact, and there is separate tracking for progress toward Complete College Tennessee Act requirements. By clicking on each dial, visitors can access drill-down lists that provide more detailed supporting data.

Complete College Tennessee Act

The Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 revised law governing higher education in this state and provided a new funding formula based on outcomes. Learn more.

Evaluation Metrics


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UT Students Accumulating 30 Credit Hours


The number of students accumulating 30 hours has increased at UTK but declined at UTC and UTM.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 3,858 3,571 3,552 3,543 3,881 4,146
UT Chattanooga 1,793 1,647 1,745 1,863 1,728 1,664
UT Martin 1,385 1,189 1,217 1,074 1,083 1,006
UT System Total 7,036 6,407 6,514 6,480 6,692 6,816

Definition Data Source
Number of students who pass the 30 cumulative student credit hour benchmark during the prior academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters). Data are not comparable over time due to a change in definition combined with errors in THEC calculation program. THEC Student Information Systems

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UT Students Accumulating 60 Credit Hours


The number of students accumulating 60 hours has remained relatively steady over the last 6 years with UTK showing an increase over last year.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 4,041 4,003 4,019 4,090 4,075 4,245
UT Chattanooga 1,664 1,523 1,561 1,636 1,764 1,722
UT Martin 1,254 1,192 1,111 1,133 1,093 1,069
UT System Total 6,959 6,718 6,691 6,859 6,932 7,036

Definition Data Source
Number of students who pass the 60 cumulative student credit hour benchmark during the prior academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters). Data are not comparable over time due to a change in definition combined with errors in THEC calculation program. THEC Student Information Systems

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UT Students Accumulating 90 Credit Hours


Students accumulating 90 hours has beeen relatively constant over the past 6 years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 4,478 4,078 4,175 4,193 4,305 4,407
UT Chattanooga 1,621 1,661 1,619 1,702 1,815 1,942
UT Martin 854 1,206 1,199 1,212 1,244 1,151
UT System Total 6,953 6,945 6,993 7,107 7,364 7,500

Definition Data Source
Number of students who pass the 90 cumulative student credit hour benchmark during the prior academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters). THEC Student Information Systems

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UT Undergraduates Transferring Out With 12 Hours

 

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 444 599 609 569  –
UT Chattanooga 429 573 606 642  –
UT Martin 223 260 264 410  –
UT System Total 1,389 1,432 1,479 1,621  –

Definition Data Source
Number of students who transferred out to any public, private or out-of-state institution in the prior academic year who had accumulated at least 12 student credit hours at UT. THEC Student Information Systems

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Six-Year Graduation Rate for New UT Freshmen


Over the last 5 years, graduation rates for new freshmen have increased at UT Knoxville and UT Chattanooga, but have declined at UT Martin.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 73.9% 75.7% 77.2% 79.3% 78.4% 79.7%
UT Chattanooga 54.8% 54.2% 53.4% 54.2% 58.8% 59.6%
UT Martin 59.3% 59.6% 57.1% 58.4% 58.1% 58.4%
UT System Average 67.4% 68.3% 68.0% 69.3% 69.5% 70.0%

Definition Data Source
Graduation rate for summer/fall first-time, full-time freshman who enrolled six years earlier (e.g., 2010-11 graduation rates represents rate for new freshmen entering in 2004. THEC Student Information Systems

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Bachelor's Degrees Awarded


Since 2010-11, the number of bachleors degrees awarded systemwide has increased by over 16%

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 4,332 4,539 4,407 4,372 4,445 4,504
UT Chattanooga 1,320 1,514 1,638 1,756 1,825 2,005
UT Martin 1,038 1,116 1,247 1,223 1,199 1,255
UT System Total 6,690 7,169 7,292 7,351 7,469 7,764

Definition Data Source
Number of bachelor's degrees conferred during the prior academic year (Summer, Fall, Spring).
Note: This is an unduplicated headcount and may not coincide with the Degrees Awarded graphs in Goal 1.
THEC Student Information Systems

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Master/Education Specialist Degrees Awarded


The number of masters and educational specialist degrees awarded has declined over the last 6 years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 1,515 1,583 1,607 1,579 1,552 1,473
UT Chattanooga 432 490 446 433 428 385
UT Martin 131 132 122 104 119 102
UT System Total 2,078 2,205 2,175 2,116 2,099 1,960

Definition Data Source
Number of master's and education specialist degrees conferred during the prior academic year (Summer, Fall, Spring).
Note: This is an unduplicated headcount and may not coincide with the Degrees Awarded graphs in Goal 1.
THEC Student Information Systems

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Doctoral and Professional Degrees Awarded


The number of Doctoral and professional degrees awarded has increased about 17% over the past 6 years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 481 571 565 549 572 593
UT Chattanooga 60 54 68 70 64 40
UT System Total 541 625 633 619 636 633

Definition Data Source
Number of doctoral and law degrees conferred during the prior academic year (Summer, Fall, Spring).
Note: This is an unduplicated headcount and may not coincide with the Degrees Awarded graphs in Goal 1.
THEC Student Information Systems

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UT Bachelor's Degrees per 100 Student FTE


The number of bachelors degrees per 100 student FTE has increased significantly at UT Chattanooga and UT Martin, and has remained relatively constant at UT Knoxville.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 21.1 23.6 23.0 22.5 22.5 22.6
UT Chattanooga 15.5 17.0 18.1 18.8 19.8 22.3
UT Martin 15.7 16.8 19.0 19.4 19.6 21.8
UT System Average 17.8 19.1 20.0 20.2 20.6 22.2

Definition Data Source
Number of bachelor's degrees conferred during the prior academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters) divided by undergraduate FTE generated during the academic year. Data are not comparable over time due to a change in definition combined with errors in THEC calculation program. THEC Student Information Systems

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UT Research Expenditures

Research Expenditures have decreased at UT Knoxville and UT Chattanooga.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville $151,215,597 $149,350,434 $154,378,165 $145,602,228 $138,314,792 $139,510,443
UT Chattanooga $10,350,479 $11,444,947 $10,409,340 $9,186,021 $8,607,946 $7,510,256
UT Martin $3,646,780 $3,036,994 $2,001,804 $2,233,932 $2,270,725 $3,145,290
UT System Total $165,212,856 $163,832,376 $166,789,309 $157,022,181 $149,193,463 $150,165,989

Definition Data Source
Expenditures on activities eligible for indirect cost allocation, primarily but not exclusively externally generated funding for research, service or instruction. UTK excludes UTIA and Space Institute, IPS, and UT Health Science Center. Reported by UT Controller's Office

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