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University of Tennessee system
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.
- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- The University of Tennessee in Knoxville
- University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis
- University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma
- The University of Tennessee at Martin
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