University of Tennessee ranked 53rd by U.S. News and World Report – Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is ranked 53rd among public universities in the country and 115th nationally in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings released Monday.
The rankings represent a drop. In last year’s rankings, the university ranked 46th among public universities and 103rd nationally.
The change could be because of alterations in the U.S. News methodology for calculating its list. The organization changed its test score calculations to compensate for the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on testing availability; improved its measure for faculty resources to reflect the growing number of part-time instructors at schools; and updated how some schools are categorized.
Several programs within UT maintained or improved their rankings.
The university’s supply chain program in the Haslam College of Business ranked third in the nation and first among schools in the Southeastern Conference for the second year in a row. The business college ranked 39th nationally overall, 57th for its accounting program and 33rd for its marketing program, all improvements from the year before. 
“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,” Chancellor Donde Plowman said in an emailed statement to Knox News. “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’s College of Nursing improved its ranking from the year before at 51st, up from 58th the year before.
“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 U.S. 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.”
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Data for the 2023 U.S. News rankings was gathered in the spring and early summer of 2022. The organization collects information about each school in different areas and outcomes, like student retention and graduation rates, faculty resources, test scores and alumni giving.
Here’s a look at how UT stands up among its public peer institutions and other colleges in the Southeastern Conference. 


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