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UT Martin receives accolades for value, business programs


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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is listed for the eighth consecutive year among America’s 100 Best College Buys, a listing compiled by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. UT Martin is among three public Tennessee higher education institutions listed.

Also, the university is listed in the new book “The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition,” published by Random House and Princeton Review Books. Both recognitions were announced in recent weeks.

“Students at the University of Tennessee at Martin enjoy and benefit from the opportunity to attend one of a very select group of colleges and universities providing quality and affordability in higher education,” said Lewis Lindsey Jr., IRE president.

To be considered for the designation “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” an institution must be an accredited, four-year institution offering bachelor’s degrees. The institution must also offer full residential facilities, including residence halls and dining services.

Additionally, the institution must have had an entering freshman class in fall 2012 with a high school grade point average and/or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average for entering college freshmen. Also, the out-of-state cost of attendance in 2013-14 for three quarters or two semesters must be below the national average cost of attendance or not exceed the national average cost by more than 10 percent.

“This is one of several national recognitions that UT Martin has received this year recognizing educational value,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “We strive to offer academic programs that are affordable and also educate students for the competitive job market.”

Robert Franek is senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review. “We chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools,” Franek said in a news release announcing the listing.

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