Haslam College of Business climbs to No. 21 in Poets and Quants ranking

January 31, 2022

The undergraduate business program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business rose five places to No. 21 in the nation among public universities in rankings recently released by Poets and Quants.

Lane Morris, associate dean of undergraduate studies and student affairs and the Ergen Professor in Business, said the ranking attests to the college’s commitment to preparing students for the business world.

“Our students’ ability to make immediate contributions in their workplace upon graduation is the true benchmark of the college’s educational efforts,” Morris said. “This ranking is an outgrowth of our continued commitment to equipping our students to embody all that is possible in the business world. Impactful curriculum and experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, professional development, internships, technology and engagement opportunities that are delivered and supported by world-class faculty and staff make these outcomes possible.”

The 2022 list marks the sixth time Poets and Quants has ranked undergraduate business programs in the United States. The rankings are based on a survey of business school alumni regarding their college’s admission standards, their academic experiences and their employment outcomes, in addition to data surveys completed by members of the academic institutions.

In recognition of more universities making standardized testing optional or dropping it altogether, for the first time in its history, Poets and Quants altered the methodology of the ranking slightly, reducing the weighting of the average SAT for the most recent entering class (Fall 2021) from 35 percent to 10 percent. It also added two new categories, including average high school GPA of the entering Fall 2021 class and the percentage of 2019 graduates reporting being National Merit Scholar finalists or semifinalists.

Read the full article from Poets and Quants regarding the rankings.


Scott McNutt, business writer/publicist, rmcnutt4@utk.edu