The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN 37403

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a public institution and part of the University of Tennessee System, along with campuses in Knoxville and Martin. It was established in 1886 and merged with several schools and universities over the years before becoming the Chattanooga campus for the University of Tennessee. The Chattanooga campus now offers over 140 undergraduate majors and over 50 minors. It also offers close to 100 graduate degree programs. While the university is best known for its business program, it does offer a wide variety of programs in other disciplines, including nursing. The campus includes many academic buildings, including Metropolitan Hall, which houses the nursing department. 

The nursing programs offered at the university include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. These options are accredited by the CCNE. With the traditional BSN, students receive several advantages, including small class sizes and small clinical groups. Students receive more individualized attention from their instructors. With the accelerated BSN program, students can earn their BSN in 16 months. The university also offers an online program for registered nurses. The RN to BSN path is also designed to be completed in 16 months and is completed 100% online.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 131
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 36
Nurse Anesthetist Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 5

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Dalton State College
25.27 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Winchester
45.53 miles away
Georgia Highlands College
60.88 miles away
Chattahoochee Technical College - North Metro Campus
75.59 miles away
Tennessee Technological University
78.61 miles away
University of Alabama in Huntsville
79.07 miles away
Middle Tennessee State University
81.41 miles away
Chattahoochee Technical College - Paulding Campus
83 miles away
Jacksonville State University
88.73 miles away
Blount Memorial Hospital
89.93 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1910 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/25/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
12/01/1971 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 600
SAT: Math450 to 590
ACT Composite21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,122
30k to 48k$10,881
48k to 75k$15,470
75k to 110k$16,712
Over 110k$16,802
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $282.00 $954.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $450.00 $1,345.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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McKesson Scholarships

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Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program

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Ruby A. Brown Memorial Scholarship

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Graduate Nursing Loan Forgiveness

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403

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