The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Graduate Schools

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (referred to as UTK) is a Public, 4 years school located in Knoxville, TN. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $13,380 for Tennessee residents and $31,798 for out-of-state students. The school has 6,305 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 30,559 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (referred to as UTK) is a Public, 4 years school located in Knoxville, TN. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/2000 - Current).
UTK Directory Information
School NameThe University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK)
Address527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone865-974-1000
Webhttps://www.utk.edu
Online Applicationhttps://vip.utk.edu
Financial Infohttps://onestop.utk.edu/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $13,380 for Tennessee residents and $31,798 for out-of-state students. The school has 6,305 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 30,559 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 266 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 21 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$31,798
$13,380 for Tennessee Residents
Student Population6,305
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs266 graduate programs
(21 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $13,380 for Tennessee residents and $31,798 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $639 for Tennessee residents and $1,650 for out-of-state students.
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers the alternative tuition plans.
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)21 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $13,380 for Tennessee residents and $31,798 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$11,244$1,840$29,432$2,070
2018-2019$11,244$1,876$29,432$2,376
2019-2020$11,468$1,912$29,656$2,142
2020-2021$11,468$1,912$29,656$2,142
2021-2022$11,468$1,912$29,656$2,142
The graduate school tuition & fees of UTK is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Tennessee. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Tennessee graduate tuition is $21,780 (public) / $19,072 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville$13,380$31,798
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Tennessee Graduate Schools$16,508$19,291
Public$11,363$21,780
Private$19,072
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $17,816 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.02% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,816. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.02% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,696$5,666$10,696$5,666
2018-2019$11,240$5,666$11,240$5,666
2019-2020$11,482$5,666$11,482$5,666
2020-2021$11,856$5,780$11,856$5,780
2021-2022$12,150$5,666$12,150$5,666
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $639 for Tennessee residents and $1,650 for other students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$626$1,637
2018-2019$626$1,637
2019-2020$639$1,650
2020-2021$639$1,650
2021-2022$639$1,650
The law school tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is $20,168 for Tennessee residents and $38,842 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Veterinary Medicine$28,054$1,832$55,090$2,062
Law$16,696$3,472$35,140$3,702

Graduate Programs at UTK

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 200 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,387 students have completed their study at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Offered Degrees at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree8401,626
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship640439
Doctor's degree - other20197
Post Bachelor's Degree500125
Total20002,387
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Social Work program with 54 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 243 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 118 completers.
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 200 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 2,387 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,626 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 197 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 125 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 58 completers-
Agricultural Economics8-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services26-
Animal Sciences3-
Food Science5-
Plant Sciences4-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management8-
Soil Chemistry and Physics4-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 10 completers-
Forestry4-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management6-
Architecture [+] 25 completers-
Architecture13-
Landscape Architecture12-
Communication and Journalism [+] 22 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies22-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Computer Science21-
Education [+] 172 completers-
Education29-
Educational Leadership and Administration10-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services18-
Agricultural Teacher Education0$40,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)115-
Engineering [+] 215 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering14-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering10-
Chemical Engineering1-
Civil Engineering29$68,300
Computer Engineering10-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering25-
Engineering Science1-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering10-
Materials Engineering18-
Mechanical Engineering22-
Nuclear Engineering29-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering39-
Engineering (other)6-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 8 completers-
German Language and Literature3-
French Language and Literature4-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 29 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies0-
Human Development and Family Studies29$39,100
Legal Studies [+] 0 completers-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers0-
English Language and Literature [+] 18 completers-
English Language and Literature13-
Creative Writing5-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)0-
Library Science [+] 100 completers$41,200
Library and Information Science100$41,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Biochemistry2-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology4-
Ecology4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 34 completers-
Mathematics17-
Statistics17-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 11 completers-
Systems Science and Theory0-
Nutrition Sciences11-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 57 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management32-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science25-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 2 completers-
Philosophy2-
Physical Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Chemistry5-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Physics13-
Psychology [+] 64 completers-
Psychology14-
Research and Experimental Psychology (other)14-
Educational Psychology36-
Human Services [+] 252 completers-
Public Administration0-
Public Policy Analysis9-
Social Work243$38,500
Social Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Anthropology5-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3-
Geography5-
Political Science and Government1-
Sociology6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 46 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts6-
Fine/Studio Arts9-
Music31$29,100
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 42 completers-
Public Health16$50,900
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse21$86,100
Nurse Anesthetist0-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)5-
Business [+] 378 completers-
Business Administration and Management200$93,000
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management8-
Accounting103$62,300
Business/Managerial Economics0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration29-
Business Statistics38-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total1,626
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 8 completers-
Animal Sciences1-
Food Science3-
Plant Sciences0-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management4-
0-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 2 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation2-
Communication and Journalism [+] 6 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies6-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Computer Science8-
Education [+] 38 completers-
Education28-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration6-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services4-
Engineering [+] 122 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering1-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Chemical Engineering7-
Civil Engineering14-
Computer Engineering4-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering18-
Engineering Science1-
Materials Engineering18-
Mechanical Engineering12-
Nuclear Engineering16-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering9-
Engineering (other)21-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 2 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies0-
Human Development and Family Studies2-
Legal Studies [+] 0 completers-
Law0-
English Language and Literature [+] 9 completers-
English Language and Literature9-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Biochemistry8-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology10-
Ecology4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 16 completers-
Mathematics16-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Systems Science and Theory3-
Nutrition Sciences3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 11 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 0 completers-
Philosophy0-
Physical Sciences [+] 40 completers-
Chemistry17-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Physics19-
Psychology [+] 45 completers-
Psychology16-
Research and Experimental Psychology (other)16-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-
School Psychology4-
Educational Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 25 completers-
Social Work25-
Social Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Anthropology7-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics0-
Geography5-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Public Health2-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Nursing Science7-
Nursing Practice5-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)10-
Business [+] 14 completers-
Business Administration and Management5-
Business/Managerial Economics4-
Hospitality Administration/Management2-
Management Science3-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total439
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 79 completers-
79-
Legal Studies [+] 118 completers-
Law118-
Total197
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 0 completers-
Food Science0-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 3 completers-
African Studies2-
African-American/Black Studies1-
Women's Studies0-
Education [+] 9 completers-
Education0-
Educational Leadership and Administration4-
Urban Education and Leadership1-
Educational/Instructional Technology4-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods0-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education0-
Engineering [+] 8 completers-
Chemical Engineering (other)0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (other)2-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Nuclear Engineering5-
Engineering (other)1-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Linguistics0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 3 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies3-
Legal Studies [+] 1 completers-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)1-
Library Science [+] 1 completers-
Children and Youth Library Services1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Statistics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 8 completers-
Gerontology6-
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0-
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)1-
Physical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chemistry (other)0-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 0 completers-
Chemical Technology/Technician0-
Psychology [+] 16 completers-
Counseling Psychology6-
Educational Psychology10-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Fire Protection (other)0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)0-
Human Services [+] 45 completers-
Health Policy Analysis2-
Social Work0-
Social Work (other)43-
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Anthropology (other)2-
International Relations and National Security Studies (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 11 completers-
Music6-
Music Pedagogy5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Public Health (other)3-
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (other)0-
2-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Nurse Anesthetist0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing0-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing13-
Palliative Care Nursing0-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)0-
Total125

Graduate Student Population at UTK

For academic year 2021-2022, total 6,305 students enrolled into The University of Tennessee-Knoxville graduate schools where it has total 30,559 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,817 full-time and 2,488 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,787 male and 3,518 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,3052,7873,518
Full-time3,8171,6062,211
Part-tme2,4881,1811,307
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 4,594 White (72.86%), 334 Black/African American (5.30%), 262 Hispanic (4.16%), 147 Asian (2.33%), and 968 students with other races. 723 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,3052,7873,518
American Indian/Native American1055
Asian1476879
Black/African American334122212
Hispanic262110152
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White4,5941,9222,672
Two More1405585
Un-Known944054
Non-resident Alien723464259
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,854 graduate students (29.41% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 391 graduate students (6.20% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total6,305
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,854
Enrolled Some Online Courses391
Not in Online Courses4,060
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 1,863 students are aged 20 to 24 (29.55% of total students), 220 students are aged above 50 (3.49%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,3052,7873,518
Age 20-21541836
Age 22-241,8097141,095
Age 25-292,2741,0331,241
Age 30-34978504474
Age 35-39479229250
Age 40-49491200291
Age 50-6419875123
Over 6422148

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