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Undergraduate Education

Recruit, enrich, and graduate undergraduate students who are prepared to enter the global community as lifelong learners and authentic leaders.

Focus Areas

  • Recruitment, retention, graduation
  • Education innovation and student experience
  • Engagement after graduation
  • Student-centered efficiencies, data-driven decisions

2020 Goals

  • Continue to attract first-year students with ACT scores comparable to target peers
  • Increase first- to second-year retention rate to 90 percent
  • Raise six-year graduation rate to 80 percent

ACT Equivalent (25th–75th percentile)
2010 Baseline 24–29
2014 Assessment 24–29
2018 Assessment 25–30
2020 Goal Remain at peer range1






1 Gap to peers or peer range refers to UT Knoxville’s performance compared to an average of target peer group.