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As you get ready to enter The University of Tennessee Southern (formerly Martin Methodist College), learn as much as you can. You’ll be living close to a small town, so you could head there to the Walmart to buy the things you need. This private, not-for-profit college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and was founded in 1870 after the end of the Civil War. You, along with 909 other students, may live in campus housing. It’s definitely worth considering since this would save you rent and utilities.

Overview of The University of Tennessee Southern (UT Southern)

With a student body this small, the student-to-faculty ratio is also quite low at 14 to 1. The campus is fairly small as well, so you can walk wherever you go. The college bookstore is at the edge of campus, not far from the Martin Methodist Pool.

Before you sign up for classes, you should find out what kinds of credits are accepted. You may have already been through a dual credit program, meaning you earned high school and college credit simultaneously. If you took and passed AP exams, these can convert to credit as well. If you have done something that added to your life experience, you can ask whether this can be added as college credits but it’s up to the individual departments.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Town: Distant
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 14:1
Graduation Rate 36%
Year Founded 1870

Student Enrollment

Total Students910


Undergraduate Student

Male 351
Female 550

Graduate Student

Male 4
Female 5

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UT Southern Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male 268
Female 406


Male 263
Female 402

Acceptance Rate99%

Male 98%
Female 99%

Enrollment 234

Male   93
Female   75
Application Fee NA
High School GPA Required
High School Rank NA
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses NA
Recommendations NA
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline August 26
Common Application Accepted No

UT Southern Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The total price that you pay for your education includes tuition (in- or out-of-state), room and board, books, supplies, and other various expenses. For The University of Tennessee Southern, the final total is $42,300.

After financial aid has been applied to this total price, the amount remaining is called the average net price. For a recent academic year, this was $19,207. Colleges and universities charge the same price to everyone, but financial aid is applied based on income, which means families don’t have to bear a cost that’s too high for their income. At MMC, families earning up to $30,000 pay around $16,367 on average, families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 pay around $21,179, and families earning more than $110,001 pay around $22,025.

Freshmen students receiving financial aid numbered about 271 in a recent year. The same number of students received $20,522 on average in grants and scholarships. Almost the same number of students again received $13,844 in institutional grants and scholarships.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $19,207
Average Total Aid $20,522
Students Receiving Financial Aid 99%
Room & Board $8,400

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $24,900
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $24,900
  • Books and Supplies - $1,500
  • Room & Board - $8,400
  • Other - $7,500


UT Southern offers programs to students earning various degrees including associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Their retention rate, the percentage of students who remain at the college for their second year of school, is 52%. The 4-year graduation rate is 26% and the 6-year graduation rate is 35%. These are quite low compared to the average at just above 60%, so it’s worth exploring the school thoroughly to make sure they meet all your needs.

If you find you need to work to earn money, ask about evening classes and distance or online learning. Both are offered, which is somewhat unusual and should give you an excellent amount of flexibility in your schedule.

Most of the degrees conferred are bachelor’s degrees and the most popular degree programs include business, management, marketing, and related support services; parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies; multi/interdisciplinary studies; health professions and related programs; and homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services.

Student Population Total

Student Population 910

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 33 Total Graduates / 22%
Business Administration and Management, General 33 Graduates
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 24 Total Graduates / 16%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 23 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 1 Graduates
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21 Total Graduates / 14%
Behavioral Sciences 21 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 19 Total Graduates / 13%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 19 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 14 Total Graduates / 9%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 14 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 25%

Outcome & Salary

After you graduate from college, you’re ready to begin working. Martin Methodist graduates have average salaries of around $47,185. The 4-year cost of education (net price) at the school is $76,828. This number reflects your initial investment in your education.

A graduate’s 10-year salary earnings potential is $471,850. Once the net cost of education is deducted from this amount, their 10-year projected return on investment is $395,022.

High school graduates earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary NA
College Grads Average Salary $47,185
College Grads Mid Career Salary NA
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $471,850
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential NA
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $76,828
10 Year Projected ROI $395,022
20 Year Projected ROI NA
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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