Only 30% of funding for the college comes from the state. The rest is supplied through the generosity of our supporters.
Use of Funds
- Student Support: Attract and retain outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, including those from underrepresented populations and low-income families.This year, undergraduate students will pay an average of $15,000 – beyond tuition – to cover the cost of books, supplies, and living expenses.
- Faculty Support: Inspire innovation, support professional development, and award excellence in the educators who influence and challenge the future leaders of our professions. Last year alone, Architecture and Design faculty presented scholarly and professional work at more than two dozen national and international conferences.
- Off-Campus Globalization: Provide our talented students with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives through off-campus and international learning and to prepare for global design practice. 100% of students in the College of Architecture and Design participate in off-campus and international study programs.
- Research and Economic Development Foster continued research, collaboration, and innovation among students and faculty to construct solutions to the most pressing issues facing our global community. Recent student and faculty design-build collaborations have received more than 35 awards and have been featured in more than 180 national publications.
- BarberMcMurry Visiting Professorship in Design
- James J. Dudley Architecture Faculty Scholar Award
- Bill and Donna Cobble Landscape Architecture Endowment
- Ready for the World: Aydelott Travel Award
- McCarty Holsaple McCarty International Travel Scholarship Endowment
To meet the challenges of the future our students will need to have access to state of the art design and fabrication technologies, to faculty members, visitors, and peers with specialized expertise, and additional opportunities for international exchange. Support enables us to meet our goal of being the college of choice for architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture education in Tennessee and around the world.
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