Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has included the University of Tennessee at Martin among “America’s 100 Best College Buys” for the 14th consecutive year. UT Martin is one of three Tennessee institutions included on this list, which also mentions the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Tennessee Technological University.
“For 14 consecutive years, UT Martin has maintained its position among ‘America’s 100 Best College Buys,’ a select group of some of the most highly competitive institutions in American higher education. It has done so by focusing on providing a quality education at an exceptionally affordable cost, which very few colleges and universities can match,” said Lewis Lindsey Jr., president of Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.
To be considered for this listing, institutions must be accredited and offer four-year bachelor’s degrees; offer full residential facilities including both residence halls and dining services; have had an entering freshman class in fall 2018 with an average high school grade point average and SAT or ACT score at or above the national average; and have an out-of-state cost of attendance below the national average cost of attendance for at least two semesters.
UT Martin’s entering freshman class in fall 2018 had an average high school grade point average of 3.54 and an average ACT score of 24. Both exceeded the national averages at 3.46 and 23, respectively.
When institutions on this list are ranked by the 2019-2020 cost of attendance – which includes tuition, fees, on-campus housing at double occupancy and the most common meal plan option – UT Martin comes in fourth in the nation for in-state students (total of $16,144) and second for out-of-state students (total of $22,184).
For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.