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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.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Town: Distant|
|Student Faculty Ratio||14:1|
UT Southern Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||NA|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||NA|
|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|
|Average Total Aid||$20,522|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||99%|
|Room & Board||$8,400|
- 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
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.
|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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