The University is a national model for metropolitan universities and in collaboration with its regional partners, UTC offers students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, was founded in 1886 as then-private Chattanooga University, which was renamed in 1889 as U.S. Grant University. In 1907, the university changed its name to University of Chattanooga. In 1969, the university merged with Zion College/Chattanooga City College to form The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as part of the University of Tennessee System.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is unique in its study options. For example, the university has a Cross-Registration, Distance Learning, Double Major, Dual Enrollment of High School Students, ESL, Honors Program, Independent Study, Internships,Teacher Certification and Study Abroad. Moreover, when any student is looking for some counseling or other types of support, Adult (re-entering) student services, Campus Ministries/Chaplain, Career Counseling, Employment Service, Financial Aid Counseling, Freshman Orientation Program, Health Services, Minority Student Services, On-Campus Daycare, Personal Counseling, Placement Service and Veterans Counselor can help. There’s never a reason to feel alone in your studies either, since there are academic support services like Extensive Undergraduate Evening or Early Morning Classes, Learning Center, Pre-Admission Summer Program, Reduced Course Load, Remedial Instruction, Study Skills Assistance.Financial Aid
The mission of UTC's Financial Aid Office is to remove financial barriers and provide access to higher education. The Financial Aid Office serves the metropolitan area by providing financial aid services to the general public, providing information to make attending college a reality.