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UT Martin continues in top tier of U.S.News rankings
Contact 1: Bud Grimes, University Relations

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin continued its top-tier ranking for master’s level public universities in the South in the 2012 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.

UT Martin tied for 49th place among southern universities granting 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, average freshman retention and graduation rates, and faculty and financial resources.

“Rankings don’t define a high-quality institution, but I’m pleased that UT Martin continues in a top-tier position in America’s Best Colleges,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “We continue to work hard to provide value for our students and to validate the confidence of elected officials, alumni and the many friends who support us.”

In August, UT Martin was named as one of 135 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The university has been named to the “Best in the Southeast” listing for nine consecutive years.

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