The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was again ranked among the Best Universities—Master’s in the South in the 2008 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guide. UTC moved up several places, ranking 34th; UTC ranked 40th in the 2007 rankings.
The rankings distinguish between campuses such as UTC—which now offers three doctoral programs—and major research universities offering multiple doctorates.
“Although these rankings offer prospective students and their parents only a minimal snapshot of a campus and should probably not be used for direct comparison purposes, we are always happy to be recognized. When you look at the list of respected institutions included in these rankings, you recognize what an honor it is just to be among their company,” said UTC Chancellor Roger Brown.
U.S. News and World Report publishes the annual guide of colleges that ranks colleges in a variety of categories and considers criteria such as graduation rates, faculty to student ratios, alumni giving, and academic reputation.
“I am proud that UTC continues to be recognized for academic quality and reputation. The outstanding efforts of our faculty, staff, and students and the tremendous support from the Chattanooga community, alumni and friends bring distinction to this campus,” said Brown.