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UT Martin remains in top 50 regional universities


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut


MARTIN, Tenn. – U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 college rankings Sept. 12, and the University of Tennessee at Martin appears on several lists.

UT Martin is tied for 46th-place among the best regional universities in the South, moving up from 47 in the 2017 listing. This is the second consecutive year where UT Martin appears as the top-ranked public institution from Tennessee, and the university is ranked 17th among public regional universities across the South.

UT Martin is also ranked 27th in the “best college for veterans” category among southern institutions. Universities considered for this ranking not only participate in federal initiatives to help veterans and service members pay for college degrees, they also make an effort to provide support for student-veterans as they transition into college life.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a variety of both quantitative and qualitative factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.

Data for the 2018 rankings was collected during the first half of 2017 from a variety of sources, including self-reported data from the institution and statistical data from the Council for Aid to Education and the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.


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