UT Martin Online Programs receive national and state rankings

The University of Tennessee at Martin has been ranked nationally and in Tennessee for online program quality by two ranking services. The university’s Online MBA Program was tied for 51st out of 344 ranked schools, and online education programs tied for 169th place among 329 ranked universities in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs. Also, Intelligent.com, a resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included UT Martin among the top-10 Best Online Colleges in Tennessee in 2023.

U.S. News and World Report ranked colleges based on a variety of objective factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies, and UT Martin was the top- ranked Tennessee university on the list of MBA programs. These rankings are designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education and evaluate more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s programs.

“In our college, all planning and activities are aimed at ensuring the overall well-being and professional success of our students at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” said Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, College of Business and Global Affairs dean. “Regional and national recognition serve as external validation of the quality of our programs.”

The university’s MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is considered a gold-standard accreditation in business education. More than 16,000 colleges and schools of business are located around the world, but only 6% of those schools are accredited by AACSB.

Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology that ranks each institution on a scale from 0 to 100 across six categories. The scoring system compares each school according to tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, reputation and resources provided for online students.

UT Martin was ranked ninth in Tennessee, with an intelligent score of 90.99. The university offers 10 undergraduate degrees and six graduate degrees that students can complete through solely online coursework and without the need to visit campus. Within these degree programs, students can focus their studies on a wide choice of concentrations through courses designed for convenience and flexibility around busy schedules. 

The university also received the “Best for Transfers” award for its Transfer Equivalency Table, a unique online tool that provides students with a table that includes effective terms, other institution courses, UTM courses and UTM credits. Through this table, students can quickly and easily determine if courses previously taken at other institutions will transfer to UT Martin.

“Our outstanding faculty and staff go the extra mile to evaluate transfer credit, explain how transferred courses meet degree requirements, and walk students through their options with online programs of study,” said Dr. Adam Wilson, director of UT Martin Online programs.

Additionally, the university’s Online Bachelor of Philosophy Program was ranked 11th nationally. The program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and received an intelligent score of 87.74.

UT Martin offers online courses with the same quality education as on-campus classes with added flexibility and convenience. Most online courses follow the same academic calendar as other university courses and include the same course goals and objectives. The university also prides itself on having full-time faculty offer most online courses, which means that students benefit from being taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus classes.

For more information about UT Martin’s MBA program and the College of Business and Global Affairs, contact Tootoonchi at 731-881-7227 or tootoonchi@utm.edu. For more information about UT Martin’s online programs, contact Wilson at 731-881-7021 or awilson9@utm.edu.


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