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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is again being recognized by US News and World Report for its value and its highly regarded academic programs, earning high rankings across business, engineering, and nursing in the annual survey released today.

The supply chain management program in UT’s Haslam College of Business continues to be in the top three supply chain programs nationally. It retains the top ranking among Southeastern Conference universities.

Overall, UT ranked 53rd among the nation’s best public universities. The university rose 10 spots in the best value category, surpassing eight other SEC institutions.

“More students than ever are coming to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for our high-quality academic programs and unique Volunteer experience,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Programs like the ones recognized today are producing the next generation of leaders in some of our country’s most critical and in-demand fields. It’s always meaningful when others recognize your hard work and achievements. This has been a historic year at UT, from enrollment and student persistence to research and donor and state support. There has truly never been a better time to be a Volunteer.”

UT earned high rankings among public institutions in the following categories:

  • The Haslam College of Business ranked 26th, up four spots from last year. In addition to the top three supply chain ranking, the college rose to 20th in marketing and 26th in accounting.
  • The College of Nursing rose five spots to 37th.
  • The Tickle College of Engineering ranked 38th overall and 41st in computer science.

“Our campus offers students incredible opportunities to study with world-class faculty in a variety of outstanding programs,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick. “Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students develop the knowledge, motivation, skills, and confidence to become Volunteer leaders for life. We are a destination university for Tennesseans and for students across the country.”

Messages from College Leadership

Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair of the Haslam College of Business, attributes the rankings to the constant efforts of faculty and staff to provide students with a first-class academic experience and meaningful co-curricular enrichment opportunities.

“The Haslam College of Business offers an exceptional business education and job possibilities to students who have a passion for business and a willingness to dedicate themselves to their studies and internship opportunities available to them,” Mangum said. “The work done by our faculty and staff to provide our undergraduates with the best possible education is never complete, but we are pleased to see these rankings recognize that mission.”

“We are encouraged to see our perception amongst our peers placing us among the top engineering institutions in the country,” said Matthew Mench, Tickle College of Engineering dean and Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair. “Providing a valuable educational experience that students, faculty, and staff of the college can all be proud of is important to us, and we will continue to make strides strengthening our programs.”

“The BSN program at the College of Nursing has a long-standing record of excellence,” said Victoria Niederhauser, dean and Sara Rosenbalm Croley Endowed Dean’s Chair of the college. “It is gratifying to see the recent US News and World Report rankings. This ranking reflects the steadfast work of our students, faculty, and staff. This ranking is also a reflection of our commitment to excellence in education through clinical experiences, simulated learning, and interactive classroom experiences.”

About the US News and World Report Rankings

The information presented in the 2023 US News and World Report rankings and directory was collected through the US News annual statistical survey of more than 1,400 institutions on a variety of metrics, including student retention and graduation rates, Pell Grant recipient graduation rates, peer assessments, faculty resources, and alumni giving.


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