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UTC among America's best colleges

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has jumped in rankings among Southern master’s universities, according to the 2006 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guide.

UTC moved from 43rd to 40th among colleges in the South that offer primarily master’s degrees as their highest degree. The rankings distinguish between campuses such as UTC—which now offers three doctoral programs—and major research universities offering multiple doctorates.

“I think it is more important to look at these ratings in terms of direction rather than actual ranking. UTC is an outstanding institution that is getting better and better. That’s exactly the way we want to be moving. I am pleased for the outstanding work of our faculty and staff to distinguish UTC and for the tremendous support of the community and our many friends who enable us to make progress” said UTC Chancellor Roger Brown.

U.S. News and World Report publishes the annual guide of colleges that ranks colleges in a variety of categories and considers criteria such as graduation rates, faculty to student ratios, alumni giving, and academic reputation.

“I am particularly pleased to see that UTC continues to score well in academic reputation, class size, and other factors of academic quality,” said Dr. Brown.

August 22, 2005

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