The Tickle College of Engineering once again ranked 63rd among all universities in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings, which were released Monday. Among public institutions, the college came in at 35.
“The Tickle College of Engineering seeks to offer a world-class education that prepares our graduates to take on the rigors and challenges of the modern world,” said Matthew Mench, dean and Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair of the college. “This ranking is an affirmation of the quality of our program’s offerings and the faculty and staff that lead them.”
As a whole, UT is ranked 46th among the nation’s best public universities and 103rd nationally after making the largest rise in rankings among comparable peers from 52nd and 112th, respectively, in the 2021 listings.
“I am proud that UT continues to be ranked as the premier public university in the state and among the best in the nation,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Our position is a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff, the dedication of our amazing students, and the support of our passionate alumni. We strive for excellence every day as part of our commitment to being the best we can be in service to the citizens of the Volunteer state.”
For college-level rankings, deans and other top faculty at peer institutions are surveyed about how they view other colleges, assigning a score between 1, meaning marginal, and 5, meaning distinguished. The two highest and two lowest scores are then removed, and the remaining numbers averaged to give the peer assessment score that is the sole basis for the ranking.
At the university level, other factors such as student retention and graduation rates, Pell Grant recipient graduation rates, peer assessments, faculty resources, and alumni giving are also taken into account.
Each edition is meant to meant to help students make decisions on where to attend college or graduate school, with graduate rankings coming out in spring and undergraduate rankings coming out in the fall, each dated to reflect the coming year as opposed to the current one.
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