The University of Tennessee at Martin has been a fixture in the West Tennessee educational landscape since its founding as a private institution in 1900. From its roots as a branch campus for the University of Tennessee, UT Martin has grown into a comprehensive university with 6,700 students. The University of Tennessee at Martin provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs to West Tennessee and beyond. UT Martin is committed to preparing students for success in the global economy. The main campus is located in Northwest Tennessee about 125 miles northeast of Memphis, 150 miles northwest of Nashville.