West, Middle and East

We’re painting every corner of Tennessee.

UT Knoxville students in a music class

The University of Tennessee System is at the forefront of research, education and technology that unites across grand divisions to solve the world’s grand challenges. With a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties, the university serves and supports all citizens statewide.

Pharmacology students working in lab

As a land-grant institution, research is at the heart of our mission to advance businesses, inspire students, and through innovation build a better tomorrow for Tennessee and beyond.

UT students participating in alternative break service project
In every corner, every campus and every county across the state, we’re supporting and connecting communities through services, education, research, ongoing outreach and engagement.

Everywhere you look,

With a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties, the university serves and supports all citizens statewide.

UT staff volunteering in an elementary school

  • UT produces about 10,000 new graduates a year and represents more than 400,000 alumni around the world.

  • Tennessee 4-H programs—made possible by UT Extension—teach leadership, citizenship and service learning to more than 186,000 youth a year.

  • For 225 years, UT Knoxville Volunteers have been lighting the way for others.

  • UT Martin students contributed more than 13,500 volunteer hours during the 2018 – 19 academic year.

  • The UT Institute for Public Service trained more than 24,400 government employees, law enforcement officers and industry workers in 2018.

Farm harvesting equipment in soybean field

  • The University of Tennessee employs 12,000 people across the state.

  • System-wide, UT has a $9 billion impact on the state.

  • The UT Institute for Public Service helped create a $1.2 billion economic impact for Tennessee in 2018.

  • Through UT Chattanooga’s Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts scholarship program, spouses of active-duty military personnel may receive up to $4,000 over two years to pursue degree programs, licenses or credentials.

Pharmacy researchers creating new drugs

  • The UT Research Foundation is among the world’s top university producers of patents with 108 filed in 2018.

  • Innovators at UT Knoxville are partnering with Iowa State University to develop technology to detect and track active shooters in schools while delivering alerts and real-time, evacuation plans to students and teachers inside the building.

  • The UT Health Science Center’s new state-of-the-art simulation center is the only one of its kind in Tennessee and one of only a handful in the country built for and totally dedicated to simulation training.

  • UT is the first public university system in the country to offer a free-tuition scholarship to qualifying Tennesseans with a family household income of $50,000 and less.