Four UT Martin degree programs rank top-20 in the nation

Four degree programs at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been ranked among the top 20 programs in the nation for their respective fields in recent publications.

The online Master of Business Administration degree is ranked fifth in the country by in the site’s recent list of “the best 50 online MBA programs.” This ranking considers U.S. News & World Report standings as well as hourly tuition rates, available specializations within the degree program, online flexibility, and both regional and AACSB accreditation status. ranks the UT Martin MBA program eighth among their top 25 most affordable master’s degrees in the country, considering average cost of attendance and college ranking. UT Martin is the top-ranked Tennessee school on both these websites.

UT Martin’s online master’s degree in education with a major in school counseling places 18th among the top 30 programs of this type nationwide, according to This ranking considers factors such as graduate tuition rates, student-to-faculty ratio, accreditation, support services and internship or practicum opportunities. UT Martin is the second Tennessee school on this list, with the University of Memphis ranked in 11th place.

The same program ranks 20th among the “best online master’s in school counseling programs” according to, which considers tuition rates and student debt information, admission and retention rates, and the results of a national institution survey circulated in summer 2018.

UT Martin is number one among the “best-ranked nursing programs in Tennessee” for 2019 by The program currently has a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

The undergraduate graphic design program, housed within the UT Martin College of Humanities and Fine Arts, is ranked sixth among the “top 10 design school programs in Tennessee” for 2019.

UT Martin is the highest ranked West Tennessee institution on this list, with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, taking first place. This ranking, published by, considers criteria such as academic reputation, admission selectivity, value (as it relates to tuition and student loan statistics), and the depth and breadth of the program. More than 720 schools were considered.

For more information regarding program accolades, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7612.


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