Chancellor Angle Says UTC Growing At Rapid Pace; Set To Reach 15,000 Students In 5 Years

Friday, January 31, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
UTC Chancellor Steve Angle
UTC Chancellor Steve Angle
- photo by Hollie Webb

New UTC Chancellor Steve Angle told the Brainerd Kiwanis Club on Friday that UTC has grown almost 33 percent in the last 10 years while also increasing admissions standards.

And, the school is still growing; in five years, UTC is projected to have around 15,000 students.

He said the average student now comes into the university with a 3.4 high school gpa and an ACT score of 22.2. He said, "We have some outstanding students."

He emphasized that he wanted the university to remain affordable as it keeps growing. Right now, he said tuition costs approximately $8,000 per year.

He also stated, "We are the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, but we really are a part of Chattanooga." He told the Kiwanis Club members that he wanted to see students involved in the community through community service, involvement in the arts, and local internships.

He said he had spoken with Kim White of River City Company about developing easier access for students to the downtown area. He said he wanted them to be able "to take advantage of all this community has to offer."

Chancellor Angle also praised the UTC athletics; UTC has dominated the Southern Conference in wrestling for years. He noted that UTC also recently hired a new women's basketball coach, former Ohio State coach Jim Foster.

As far as graduate programs, he said UTC now has a "top notch" physical therapy program, with students coming in with an average 3.9 gpa. As other programs in the graduate school grow, he said they will be "trying to target community need."

On campus, over $300 million has been invested in capital projects.

He told the audience, "We're an exciting place with a lot going on."


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