We know that parents are invested in their student’s education in ways that extend beyond tuition payments and home-cooked meals during breaks. Parents provide students with the support they need to flourish academically and socially, and can help students become mature, independent adults.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 50 public research institutions in the nation, the University of Tennessee offers students a high-quality education at a good price. We’ve been ranked as a best value school by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, the Fiske Guide to Colleges, and the Princeton Review. Our students have access to a top-notch library, professors who are leaders in their fields, and a wide range of study abroad programs and internships.
Household finances are now a concern for most parents, and we realize that money is a driving factor in college decisions for students and parents. Each year we award $28 million in scholarship funds with many state scholarships available as well.
We know that safety is always at the forefront of a parent’s mind, and the university has implemented a range of crime prevention features to help keep our students safe. In addition to providing crime prevention programs, UT also offers free shuttle bus transportation throughout the night, an alert system notifying students of any active threats on campus, and well-lit walkways with emergency telephones. The university also has medical facilities and a counseling center to help students stay physically and mentally healthy.
For more information about the resources available for UT students and their parents, please feel free to contact the Parents Association.
Each year, Parents Association members share their feedback about the benefits and services they find most helpful. Join today!
The Office of the Parents Association sends weekly e-mails to all members.
The office keeps parents up-to-date with campus news and safety information.
The handbook and calendar contain important dates and information all year.