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					                              UT Chattanooga Highlights

Students and Enrollment
    Another record – 10,526 enrollment – for Fall 2009
    Last fall's enrollment was 9,807 with 2,083 first-time students
    Especially large freshman class – 2,209 students
    This year's freshmen have an average high school grade point average of 3.26 and
      average ACT score of 22.7 Last year's averages were 3.22 GPA and 22.42 ACT
    The Freshman Academic Success Tracking initiative is one of several programs
      and services to help students transition to college life. Class attendance is taken
      and students are contacted by their RAs if they miss two classes
    Offers regional tuition discount to eligible students in selected North Georgia and
      Alabama counties. 145 students currently receiving the discount

Superlatives
    UT Chattanooga ranked 54th for the Top Public Master's Universities in the South
      in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges, placing
      it in the top tier of southern universities
    UTC received the prestigious Community Engaged University classification from
      the Carnegie Foundation, 2008
    UTC’s College of Business has been ranked among the best in the Nation by both
      Business Week Magazine and the Princeton Review
    The Teacher Preparation Academy has been chosen by the Carnegie Foundation
      as a “Teachers for New Era” institution. Our teacher licensure program is among
      the best in the Nation

New library: $47.5 million capital project
   Construction scheduled to begin July 2010; completion after Jan. 1, 2012
   Replaces facility built in 1974
   Envisioned as the academic and intellectual center of campus
   Plans include classrooms and meeting, group study and quiet study areas
   Base for the Writing Center, Student Success Center, Walker Teaching Resource
       Center and the Graduate Student Association
   Existing library – 116,000 square feet; New library – 180,000 square feet

UTC economic impact
  Study by Dr. J.R. Clark (the Scott L. Probasco, Jr., Chair of Free Enterprise)
  Findings:
   UTC contributes more than $285 million a year to local economy and contributes
     4,337 jobs
   88 percent of UTC undergraduates and 83 percent of graduate students remain in
     Tennessee after graduation
   Generates about $2.2 million extra in state taxes annually
Chattanooga, UTC gets boost from Volkswagen's U.S. production facility
   Volkswagen to provide $1 million over five years to UTC as part of the
      company's "Partners in Education" program. UT Knoxville and ORNL also are
      part of the program
   Funding focuses on engineering, international studies and computer and
      environmental science
   UTC involved in the recruitment of Volkswagen to Chattanooga

Two UTC representatives serve on UT Board of Trustees
   Student – Tyler Forrest, SGA President (voting this year)
   Faculty – Dr. Verbie Prevost, English Department chair (voting this year)

SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering
    Goals of the center are to establish next-generation technologies in computational
     modeling, simulation and design; to educate a new breed of interdisciplinary
     computational engineer who can solve a broad range of real-world problems; and
     to be a leader in critical technology areas affecting defense, sustainable energy,
     environment and health
    Testing hydrogen fuel cell that could provide electric power to communities
    Partnering with the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge to research
     how toxins used in chemical warfare move and flow when released

UTHSC College of Medicine
   The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga is part of the UT Health Science Center
    based in Memphis. There is a Graduate School of Medicine and College of
    Pharmacy in Knoxville
   UTCOM Chattanooga sponsors eight residency programs and three fellowships
    with about 150 active residents in training
   About 100 medical students also annually complete a portion of clinical training
    in their third and fourth years
   University Health Services is a partnership between Erlanger Health System,
    UTC and UTCOM Chattanooga to provide medical services to UTC students,
    faculty and staff and the community

UTC Center for Energy, Transportation, and the Environment
   As part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, CETE develops and
     deploys technologies that use clean and secure sources of energy
   Partnered with Federal Transit Administration to lease the TVA Electric Vehicle
     Test Facility for the next 50 years, build two hydrogen fueling stations and deploy
     a hydrogen-powered shuttle to the UTC campus
   Leading an international team of researchers who are developing a more efficient
     way to power electric buses with the Inductive Power Transfer, which provides
     charging stations along the bus route

				
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