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Tennessee Demographics & Diversity

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Tennessee are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of The University of Tennessee students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 6% more female students than male students enrolled at The University of Tennessee with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Tennessee has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for The University of Tennessee students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for The University of Tennessee students
Gender Number of Students
Men 14,042
Women 14,852

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Tennessee serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for The University of Tennessee students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 77%
Out of State 23%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,752 per year

27% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.5%
Part time Undergrads 5.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221759 IPEDS survey data for The University of Tennessee.