You are upset about UTC with 48 percent, UT is higher, but not high enough. Check East Tennessee State, UT Martin, Austin Peay, Memphis and the rest of them.
The average is not much more than 48 percent and the reason for that is that the admissions at UT have the advantage of getting the best students from the high schools. The proof is in the pudding though, graduation rates do not mean a thing, it is what you learned while you are there.
I feel that you will get the same results in Georgia when looking at all of the public universities, same in Florida, same in Alabama and just about any other state.
UTK and the rest of the UT system gets more money from the state, all total than all of the other state universities combined.
You have to remember one more thing, George Bush II got a C average at Yale. Had he gone to a state university in any other state, he would have a D-. Grades do not mean anything.
Raleigh C. Perry