Our investment in assistantships grew by nearly 24 percent, from $31.8 million in 2010 to $39.3 million in 2014.
Other accomplishments include:
- The number of PhDs grew by 14 percent.
- New online programs expanded professional offerings.
- The number of graduate students receiving National Science Foundation research awards more than doubled between 2010 and 2014.
- New interdisciplinary and dual degree programs include an innovative doctoral program aligned with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
- Expanded services to graduate students include streamlined admissions processes, additional advising and mentoring programs, new leave of absence policies, new teaching certifications, and increased funds for travel.