The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee


Costs to Attend The University of Tennessee

Are you interested in applying to The University of Tennessee yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Tennessee Residents: $19,336
  • Non Tennessee Residents: $37,526
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Tennessee Residents: $7,802
  • Tution for non-Tennessee Residents: $25,992
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,752
  • Books and Supplies: $1,492
  • Other Fees: $1,290

The cost per year to attend The University of Tennessee is $19,336 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Tennessee have a total one year cost of $37,526. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at The University of Tennessee is $77,344 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $77,344
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $150,104

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Tennessee Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,668
  • Non Tennessee Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $18,763

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $13,758*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $55,032**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 80%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $7,062
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 29%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,234
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,801

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

The University of Tennessee is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for The University of Tennessee? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $55,032, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 80% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $13,758. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our The University of Tennessee student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $553.52
  • Amount Borrowed: $55,032.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $11,390.15
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $66,422.15

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend The University of Tennessee? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford The University of Tennessee, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $66,422.15 is recommended to afford a $553.52 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to The University of Tennessee in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,622 to $8,396. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 9.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $77,344.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for The University of Tennessee.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $26,592, 4 Year Degree: $106,366
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $33,938, 4 Year Degree: $135,753
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $43,315, 4 Year Degree: $173,259
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $50,142, 4 Year Degree: $200,569

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at The University of Tennessee are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Tennessee residents: $302
  • Cost for one class for Tennessee residents (3 credit hours): $906
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $1,005
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $3,015
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $4,020

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Tuition History

What was tuition at The University of Tennessee for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $6,850 In State / $22,248 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.6% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $6,250 In State / $19,208 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.4% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $5,932 In State / $18,174 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.5% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $5,622 In State / $17,188 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.3% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $5,290 In State / $16,360 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.4% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,748 In State / $14,528 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.7% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $4,450 In State / $13,532 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.7% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $4,056 In State / $12,408 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.2% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,784 In State / $11,570 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.6% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $3,362 In State / $10,166 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $3,104 In State / $9,172 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.1% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,744 In State / $7,800 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,576 In State / $7,258 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,220 In State / $6,556 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.6% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $2,164 In State / $6,294 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.5% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $2,052 In State / $5,986 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,982 In State / $5,762 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.4% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,898 In State / $5,498 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.2% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $1,788 In State / $5,152 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.6% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,647 In State / $4,733 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.7% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,588 In State / $4,540 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,466 In State / $4,200 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.4% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,404 In State / $4,000 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.1% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,323 In State / $3,756 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at The University of Tennessee ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $19,336. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 176 $77,344
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 170 $77,344
4 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 103 $77,344
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 98 $77,344
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 89 $77,344
4 year cost
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 74 $77,344
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 70 $77,344
4 year cost
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 67 $77,344
4 year cost
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 65 $77,344
4 year cost
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 64 $77,344
4 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 58 $77,344
4 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 56 $77,344
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 56 $77,344
4 year cost
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 51 $77,344
4 year cost
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 41 $77,344
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 41 $77,344
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 39 $77,344
4 year cost
Plant Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 34 $77,344
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $77,344
4 year cost
Consumer Economics Bachelor's Degree 31 $77,344
4 year cost
Nuclear Engineering Bachelor's Degree 30 $77,344
4 year cost
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 29 $77,344
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $77,344
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 28 $77,344
4 year cost
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 $77,344
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 26 $77,344
4 year cost
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 25 $77,344
4 year cost
Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree 23 $77,344
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 23 $77,344
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 22 $77,344
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $77,344
4 year cost
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 20 $77,344
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 18 $77,344
4 year cost
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 17 $77,344
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 16 $77,344
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $77,344
4 year cost
Agricultural Business and Management, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 $77,344
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $77,344
4 year cost
Commercial and Advertising Art Bachelor's Degree 12 $77,344
4 year cost
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 12 $77,344
4 year cost
Forestry, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $77,344
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 11 $77,344
4 year cost
Soil Chemistry and Physics Bachelor's Degree 10 $77,344
4 year cost
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 10 $77,344
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $77,344
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist Bachelor's Degree 9 $77,344
4 year cost
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $77,344
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $77,344
4 year cost
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 8 $77,344
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 8 $77,344
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $77,344
4 year cost
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 7 $77,344
4 year cost
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 7 $77,344
4 year cost
Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $77,344
4 year cost
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $77,344
4 year cost
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $77,344
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 $77,344
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $77,344
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $77,344
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $77,344
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 4 $77,344
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 4 $77,344
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 4 $77,344
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 $77,344
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $77,344
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $77,344
4 year cost
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $77,344
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $77,344
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $77,344
4 year cost
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 2 $77,344
4 year cost
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $77,344
4 year cost
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $77,344
4 year cost
Natural Resource Economics Bachelor's Degree 2 $77,344
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $77,344
4 year cost

About The University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is a four year public college located in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Full time enrollment is 26,292 and part time is 3,928.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 14,398 applicants. 9,693 were admitted and 4,207 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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