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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 total system enrolls 42,000 students, 28,000 of which attend the Knoxville campus. The university system is well-known for its nuclear engineering and logistics programs, and operates the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in conjunction with Battelle. It also runs, with ORNL, the National Transportation Research Center. The athletic programs of the Knoxville campus (nickname: 'Volunteers' or, commonly, 'Vols') are also very well recognized, as the football team won a NCAA Division I championship in 1998, and the women's basketball team has won numerous NCAA championships during the tenure of head coach Pat Summitt.


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University of Tennessee: Information from Answers.com (3660 words)
The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system.
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.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Information from Answers.com (2429 words)
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 Tennessee System.
In 1969, the university merged with Chattanooga City College to form the modern UTC campus as part of the University of Tennessee System.
The University is served by CARTA bus routes 4, 10, 14, 19, and 28.
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