UTM's ranking improves
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:38 pm
The Messenger 08.18.10
The University of Tennessee at Martin advanced its ranking in the top tier of master’s level public universities in the South in the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges compiled by U.S.News & World Report.
The rankings, released this week, rate colleges and universities using information gathered from various sources.
In the 2011 rankings, UT Martin improved its overall ranking as well as graduation rates, peer assessment score and percentage of faculty who are full time. UT Martin moved up nine rankings and tied for 47th place among public universities in the South that grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Colleges are ranked against their peers using information submitted in a survey completed by the institutions and other sources. Categories used to determine the rankings and to measure academic quality include peer assessment, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and the alumni giving rate.
UT Martin recently was named one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review for 2011. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 133 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section on its Web site feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”