A cornerstone of Tennessee’s economic success is the state’s ability to deliver a bevy of skilled workers that meet the needs of current and relocating employers.
With a presence in all 95 of the state’s counties, the University of Tennessee System plays a major role in both the state’s workforce and economic development efforts. The UT System enrolls nearly 50,000 undergraduate students and graduates more than 11,000 students each year. Many of these graduates join the workforce or start businesses, making a difference in their individual communities and the state.
The system gives the state a major research asset. In fiscal 2017, the UT System had a record $481 million in research and sponsored program expenditures.