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UTC closing gap to other UT schools

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Although UT system administrators say 2014 is going to be a brutally challenging fiscal year, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga earned some welcome praise Friday.

As system leaders discussed the state's economic future at Knoxville's biannual board of trustees meeting, UT President Joe DiPietro gave a tip of the hat to the Chattanooga campus for its successes in affordability within its peer group and retention rate improvement.

"Chattanooga has demonstrated that if you meet with your adviser four times, you're 40 percent more likely to be retained that first year," DiPietro said.

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