The University of Tennessee system is the statewide land-grant academic institution within the U.S. state of Tennessee, established by the Morrill Act of 1890. The system consists of comprehensive universities located in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin, plus a medical education facility in Memphis and an aerospace research facility in Tullahoma. By far the largest and most well-known of these is the flagship campus in Knoxville, which outside the state of Tennessee is held to be synonymous with the University of Tennessee.
The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grantUniversity of Tennessee public universitysystem.
The University of Tennessee was chartered on September 10, 1794 as Blount College, by an act of the legislature of the Southwest Territory meeting in the territorial capital, Knoxville.
Tennessee is known as the "Volunteer State" for the overwhelming, unexpected number of Tennesseans who volunteered for duty in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Texas Revolution, and especially the Mexican-American War.
The university, often referred to as UTC or simply "Chattanooga" (especially in reference to collegiate athletics), is one of three universities and two other affiliated institutions in the University of TennesseeSystem.
In 1969, the university merged with Chattanooga City College to form the modern UTC campus as part of the University of TennesseeSystem.
The University is served by CARTA bus routes 4, 10, 14, 19, and 28.
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