It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true!

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been picking up some pretty impressive honors in the past few weeks.

U.S. News and World Report named UTC a Best Value Regional University in its 2013 Best Colleges Guide. UTC was one of only three public universities in the South to receive this designation. UTC was also ranking among the Top Tier of Regional Master’s Universities in the South.

Readers in the Chattanooga Times Free Press 2012 Best of the Best poll voted UTC the Best College or University in Chattanooga, and awarded former Chancellor Roger Brown the title of Best Chattanoogan. Patten Chapel was a finalist for Best Wedding Venue and Brad Reynolds, lecturer in Biological and Environmental Sciences, was a finalist for Best Teacher.

UTC is also proud to have been named a 2013 College of Distinction, which recognizes campuses for outstanding student engagement, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.

“As Tennessee’s only public institution of higher education to grow in enrollment in 2012, UTC benefits from a reputation that recognizes the outstanding teaching and research experiences our students gain while here. Accolades such as these reinforce what so many students and their families already know—that UTC is a great campus offering a tremendous educational opportunity in a super community and at a reasonable cost,” said Chuck Cantrell, associate vice chancellor for communication and marketing.

These latest honors join an ever growing list of UTC’s Points of Pride, including:

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded the campus the Community Engagement Classification designation in both Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.
  • UTC was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a campus can receive for civic engagement.
  • The Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America Inc. designated UTC as a 2011 Tree Campus.
  • The campus was designated an urban arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Association
  • UTC hosted the 2012 Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities national conference.


Media Relations Contacts: Email Chuck Cantrell or call (423) 425-4363.