Year after year, 鶹ý earns recognition for excellence by some of the best college and university-ranking publications. Read more about this year’s rankings and statistics in this 鶹ý news story.

University Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 rankings place 鶹ý in the . It also ranks 鶹ý in the a , one of the region’s, and among the
  • recognized 鶹ý as a 2024-2025 “College of Distinction.” Programs receive the College of Distinction honor for adhering to the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. 鶹ý earned special recognition in business, education, engineering, nursing, and career development
  • ranks 鶹ý in the in its newly published College-Access Index (2023).
  • ranked 鶹ý among its 2024 best regional (Southeast) colleges.
  • ranked 鶹ý among its 2023 Top Colleges list in the nation.
  • selected 鶹ý as the #1 Best Online College in Tennessee.
  • Listed in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges.
  • Listed in Michael Viollt’s Great Colleges for the Real World.
  • ranks 鶹ý as the best value among colleges and universities in Tennessee, 2018.
  • ranks 鶹ý among the top three 2024 Best Colleges in Tennessee and highly in categories such as location, value, student life, diversity, and athletics—nationally and by state.
  • ranks 鶹ý in the 10 Best Colleges for Jobs in Tennessee for 2019.

Program Rankings


  • ranks 鶹ý’s psychology program a best value – #2 of 25 on its list of The Best Small Colleges for a Psychology Degree.
  • ranks 鶹ý’s English program a best value – #2 of 15 on its list of 15 Best Value Small Colleges for an English Degree 2022.
  • ranks 鶹ý’s art therapy program #28 of 41 on its list of The Best Undergraduate Degrees in Art Therapy Ranked by Affordability 2018.
  • ranks 鶹ý’s art therapy program #8 of 10 on its list of Top 10 Graphic Design School Programs in Tennessee – 2019 College Rankings.
  • ranks 鶹ý’s psychology program #13 of 25 on its list of 2024 Best Colleges for Psychology in Tennessee.


  • ranks 鶹ý’s finance program a best value – #28 of 378 on its list of 2019 Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges for the Money.
  • ranks 鶹ý’s marketing program #49 of 402 nationwide in its list of 2019 Best Marketing Colleges for the Money.
  • recognizes 鶹ý’s School of Business as a top school for business majors.


  • ranks 鶹ý’s Online Masters in Engineering Management at #12, calling the program “ideal for working professionals.”
  • , a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, also named 鶹ý’s Online Master’s in Engineering Management in the Top 20 for affordability, and #27 overall.
  • ranked 鶹ý’s School of Engineering among the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
  • commended the 鶹ý Engineering program for excellence.
  • small colleges for electrical engineering, 2022.
  • ranked 鶹ý’s chemical engineering program #1 of 10 best-value small colleges for chemical and biomedical engineering degrees in 2022.


  • ranks 鶹ý’s biology program #2 of 35 best value colleges for biology, 2021.
  • ranks 鶹ý in the top 10 best colleges for Biology Majors in Tennessee for 2019.