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KNOXVILLE — Several University of Tennessee programs and departments are listed in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of top graduate programs.

The UT College of Business Administration’s supply chain and logistics graduate program is ranked 10th in the U.S., joining the ranks of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the MIT Sloan School of Management and Stanford University. The college’s overall graduate program is ranked in 66th place.

The College of Engineering’s nuclear engineering graduate program is ranked 11th in the U.S. The college’s overall graduate program is ranked 71st place.

The UT College of Education, Health and Human Science’s overall graduate program in education is ranked 35th place in the nation.

The UT College of Law’s clinical training specialty is ranked 19th and the college’s overall graduate program is ranked 60th place in the U.S.

UT Chancellor Loren Crabtree said the university’s commitment to excellence shows in the rankings.

“We’re very proud of the programs that earned national rankings,” Crabtree said. “The university’s ongoing efforts to build on our areas of excellence are demonstrated in the success of these programs.”

As of Spring 2006, 9,687 graduate students were enrolled in UT programs across the state.

UT also has been ranked among the best undergraduate universities nationally and internationally.

Last year U.S. News and World Report ranked UT 38th among the nation’s 50 top-tier public universities.

In 2005, the Lombardi Program at the University of Florida listed the top U.S. universities that do research, and UT ranked 44th overall in the nation among public universities.

Last year the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, ranked UT at 101st place in their list of the top 500 universities around the world. The Chinese university used four criteria: student achievement, quality of faculty, research output and the size of the institution.

The news magazine’s annual rankings soon will be available on newsstands and on the U.S. News and World Report Web site at

Other rankings from this year include: 58th place in civil engineering programs, 58th place in computer engineering programs, 69th place in electrical/electronics/communications engineering programs and 71st place in mechanical engineering programs.

Additional rankings include: 55th place in secondary education, 81st place in biological sciences Ph.D. programs, and 80th place in chemistry Ph.D. programs.

In previous years, UT’s graduate program in audiology ranked 30th, speech pathology ranked 32nd, engineering ranked 68th with a 10th place ranking for nuclear engineering, English ranked 72nd, history ranked 87th and psychology ranked 151st.

U.S. News does not produce fresh rankings of every academic discipline every year, but prints the most recent rankings for those areas not covered yearly.


Tom Milligan (865-974-9438)