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UT Martin marks 13 years as one of 'America's 100 Best College Buys'

10-19-2018


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., of Rome, Georgia, has listed the University of Tennessee at Martin among “America’s 100 Best College Buys” for the 13th consecutive year. UT Martin is one of only three Tennessee institutions to make the 2019 list alongside the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Tennessee Technological University.

“For the last 13 years, UT Martin has proven that it provides a superior educational environmental at less than half the price of an average college education. The facts speak for themselves,” said Lewis Lindsey, IRE president. “It is easy for us to identify colleges and universities that offer superior educational opportunities, and it is easy to identify institutions that are less expensive than the national average cost of attendance, but it is very, very difficult to identify those few institutions across America that offer both high quality and low cost. For 13 years, UT Martin has consistently proven it does both.”

An institution must be an accredited, four-year institution offering bachelor’s degrees and full residential facilities, including residence halls and dining services, to be considered. The institution must also have had an entering freshman class in the fall of 2017 with a high school grade point average and SAT or ACT score at or above the national average for entering college freshmen and have an out-of-state cost of attendance in 2018-19 not exceeding the national average cost by 10 percent.

IRE conducted its 28th Annual National College Survey from April 1-July 31 of this year. Survey forms were submitted to 1,455 U.S. colleges and universities meeting evaluation criteria, and 1,117 of those responded.

UT Martin is also ranked third in a list of the best online colleges in Tennessee recently published by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. The university is listed behind Johnson University in Knoxville and Union University in Jackson in first and second place, respectively.

AffordableCollegesOnline.org recently ranked UT Martin in several additional areas. The university’s online master’s degree for school counseling is ranked ninth in the nation. UT Martin is also in the top 20 MBA degree programs and the top 30 online programs for a master’s degree in counseling nationwide. The university is also listed among the top 50 online master’s programs in educational administration and the top 50 online RN-to-BSN bridge programs in the nation.

For more information on UT Martin academic programs or admission standards, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 731-881-7020.

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