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College 34th Among Public Colleges in U.S. News and World Report Undergraduate Rankings

Tickle College of Engineering #34 Among Public Universities

The Tickle College of Engineering ranked 34th among public universities in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings, which were released Monday. Among all institutions, the college came in at 61.

“The Tickle College of Engineering is thriving, and we are pleased to see that reflected in this ranking,” said Matthew Mench, Dean and Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair of the college. “We have recently set records in enrollment, diversity, intellectual property creations, and research expenditures, which is creating an increasingly strong foundation for both the future of the college and our students.”

Overall, UT rose two spots among all public universities to 51st and rose 10 spots among all public and private institutions nationally to 105th out of 426. UT is one of only two Southeastern Conference schools that improved in the public rankings.

“I am proud of the momentum we’ve built in recent years, particularly our achievements in student success, research and academic excellence,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “It is always nice to see the hard work and success of our students, faculty and staff recognized by others. I’m especially proud of our reputation as a university on the forefront of innovation.”

UT was highly ranked in a new category measuring faculty research and was recognized for the first time in the innovation category. Other colleges ranking highly amongst publics were the Haslam College of Business, which ranked 25th, and the College of Nursing at 51st.

“These rankings in the categories of faculty research and innovation testify to our university’s growing reputation as a land-grant research institution, committed to making life and lives better through our discovery and engagement missions,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick. “I am constantly impressed by the impact that all our faculty and staff have every day on our students, our communities, and our partners everywhere.”

Read more about the university’s overall rankings in this year’s report.