The Tickle College of Engineering ranked 38th among public universities in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings, which were released Monday. Among all institutions, the college came in at 68.
Its computer science program was 41st among publics, 72nd nationally.
“We are encouraged to see our perception amongst our peers placing us among the top engineering institutions in the country,” said Tickle College of Engineering Dean Matthew Mench, the Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair of the college. “Providing a valuable educational experience that students, faculty, and staff of the college can all be proud of is important to us, and we will continue to make strives strengthening our programs.”
Related: See UT’s full release
Overall, UT ranked 53rd among the nation’s best public universities. The university rose 10 spots in the best value category, surpassing eight other SEC institutions.
“More students than ever are coming to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for our high-quality academic programs and unique Volunteer experience,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Programs like the ones recognized today are producing the next generation of leaders in some of our country’s most critical and in-demand fields. It’s always meaningful when others recognize your hard work and achievements. This has been a historic year at UT, from enrollment and student persistence to research and donor and state support. There has truly never been a better time to be a Volunteer.”
Other UT colleges ranking highly amongst publics were the Haslam College of Business, which ranked 26th, and the College of Nursing at 37th.
“Our campus offers students incredible opportunities to study with world-class faculty in a variety of outstanding programs,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick. “Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students develop the knowledge, motivation, skills, and confidence to become Volunteer leaders for life. We are a destination university for Tennesseans and for students across the country.”
The information presented in the 2023 US News and World Report rankings and directory was collected through the US News annual statistical survey of more than 1,400 institutions on a variety of metrics, including student retention and graduation rates, Pell Grant recipient graduation rates, peer assessments, faculty resources, and alumni giving. It is intended to help guide the selection process for the following year’s incoming students, so it is always one year beyond the year in which it is released.