KNOXVILLE, TN —The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration and supply chain management/logistics program again are ranked among the nation’s best public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 undergraduate rankings.
The undergraduate supply chain management/logistics program ranked fifth among public institutions and seventh nationally, same as 2012 and up two spots each from 2011. The college rankings remained 27th place among public universities.
“Our enhanced programming in supply chain management, data analytics, international business, and entrepreneurship and innovation is paying rich dividends and differentiating our programs from other schools. We are proud that our rankings reflect that,” said Jan Williams, dean of UT’s College of Business Administration. “Our college’s strong national reputation is one of our most important assets as we prepare the next generation of America’s business leaders.”
The university keeps close tabs on lists such as the U.S. News annual rankings as it continues its journey toward being a Top 25 public research university. The Top 25 initiative includes efforts to make strides in recruiting and retaining excellent students, hiring world-class faculty and staff, and strengthening capacity and productivity in research and scholarship.
Areas where UT has improved in the U.S. News ranking criteria since last year include the overall graduation rate, reduced class sizes, more faculty resources and financial resources, and the percentage of college freshmen who are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes.
U.S. News and World Report ranks universities based on academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, student selectivity, resources and alumni giving. The list includes 281 American colleges and universities offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.