The UT College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is among the nation’s most popular business schools, according to a recently released ranking from U.S. News and World Report.
Of the ten schools included in the US News 10 Most Popular B-Schools “short list” specialty graduate ranking, UT ranked seventh nationally and fourth among public universities. This particular ranking focuses on the percentage of students admitted to specific schools who choose to attend that school.
The U.S. News Short List, separate from its overall rankings, magnifies individual data points to identify which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.
“Our faculty and staff expend significant effort in the admissions process, carefully identifying students likely to benefit most from the UT MBA educational experience and appeal to our corporate partners,” said Stephen Mangum, dean of UT’s College of Business Administration. “Our prospective students, as reflected in their matriculation decision, appear to appreciate that effort and agree with its effectiveness.”
For the program beginning fall 2012, UT’s MBA program admitted 106 students; 76 (or 71.7 percent) matriculated. The University of Wisconsin-Madison had the highest yield in the country, with a 90.4 percent matriculation rate. The complete ranking is available at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/the-short-list-grad-school/articles/2013/05/21/10-most-popular-b-schools.
In the 2014 US News overall graduate-school rankings, UT’s full-time MBA program ranks 67th nationally and #37 among public institutions.