The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,390
0% growth from 2019
2018 Student Loan
3.17%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,181
94.2% Full-Time

About

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center were Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (78 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (70 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (24 degrees).

In 2020, 1,007 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (746 degrees), 8.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is $9,390, which is $−2,110 less than the national average for ($11,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is $9,390, which is $−2,110 less than the national average for ($11,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,390
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was $9,390. The cost of tuition at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is $−2,110 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($11,500).

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Average Net Price

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2020 Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 22% with respect to 2019, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.17%
2018 Default Rate
189
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was 3.17%, which represents 189 out of the 5960 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a total enrollment of 3,181 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is 2,997 students and the part-time enrollment is 184. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.9% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 10.7% Asian, 3.99% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, 0.0943% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0314% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (67.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.6%) and White Male (3.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,181 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is 2,997 and the part-time enrollment is 184. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are enrolled full-time compared with 65.9% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (77%), The University of Tennessee Health Science Center had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,161
  2. Black or African American
    356
  3. Asian
    339

The enrolled student population at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is 67.9% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 10.7% Asian, 3.99% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, 0.0943% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0314% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 37.9% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.7% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 72 students (2.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 349 more women than men received degrees from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is white (746 degrees awarded). There were 8.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (78 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (70 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (965 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), and Engineering (3 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are Registered nurses (1,366,298 people), Physicians (501,942 people), Other managers (414,801 people), Software developers (376,710 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,051 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are Health (965 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), and Engineering (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Athletes and sports competitors

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are Health (965 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), and Engineering (3 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,892,742 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (488,985 people), Computer Systems Design (446,976 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (421,605 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (389,291 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are Health (965 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), and Engineering (3 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Most Common
  1. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology with 78 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

329
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
678
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 329 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (678).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Medicine, which is 1.51 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 93 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Pharmacy, which is 1.41 times more than the 66 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    746 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is white (746 degrees awarded). There were 8.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (90 degrees).

4.07% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    501 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    245 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is white female (501 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (245 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has an endowment valued at nearly $208M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.71%), compared to the 0.162% average return ($14.1k on $8.7M) across all .

In 2020, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center had a total salary expenditure of $615M. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center employs 121 Assistant professors, 85 Associate professors, and 69 Professors. Most academics at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are Female Assistant professors (77), Female Associate professors(47), and Male Assistant professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are: Service, with 271 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 238 employees, and Management with 154 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$208M
2020 Endowment
6.53%
decline from 2019

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has an endowment valued at about $208M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center declined 6.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $199M higher than than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $45.2M - Federal
  2. $37.7M - State
  3. $10.8M - Local

As of 2020, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received $45.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37.7M from state grants and contracts, and $10.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$337M
2020 Salaries
1.66%
growth from 2019

In 2020, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center paid a median of $337M in salaries, which represents 54.8% of their overall expenditure ($615M) and a 1.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.83% growth from 2018 and a 4.44% growth from 2017.

The median for similar is 613k (11.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.2M
Instructional Salaries
294
Number of Employees

In 2020, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center paid a total of $38.2M to 294 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $348k (56.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
121 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
271 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center were Assistant professor with 121 employees; Associate professor with 85 employees; and Associate professor with 69 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center were Service with 271 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 238 employees; and Management with 154 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was Female Assistant professor with 77 employees, Female Associate professor with 47 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 44 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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