University of Tennessee

Haslam College of Business ranked highly by U.S. News

September 9, 2015

The Haslam College of Business rose one spot in the U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings of undergraduate programs released yesterday. Haslam is 30th, up from 31stamong public universities last year and 50th nationally, up from 51st last year. The college’s supply chain management program was ranked fifth nationally and fourth among public schools.

“We appreciate the continued recognition by U.S. News of the efforts our faculty, staff and students make here at the Haslam College of Business every day,” said Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair. “We will continue to challenge ourselves and pursue a standard of excellence in business education that improves the world we live in.”

U.S. News determined its rankings by averaging surveys taken in 2014 and 2015 of deans and senior faculty at business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Participants were asked to rate the quality of programs of which they were familiar on a scale from one to five, with five being distinguished.

The University of Tennessee’s undergraduate studies rose three spots to 47th among public universities and 103rd nationally in the same rankings. The heightened status is a result of improvements in graduation rates and average freshman retention rates. Additionally, the university is tied at 85th in a ranking by high school counselors and tied for 84th on a list of best colleges for veterans.

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