Local colleges, universities highlighted in latest 'Best' rankings

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 8:51am

Vanderbilt University is the 17th best university in the country, according to a new report released by U.S. News and World Report on Tuesday.

The list ranks the University of Tennessee 104th overall, and Trevecca Nazarene University and Tennessee State University as second-tier schools.

“We are proud of the progress we’ve made in increasing the quality and value of a UT Knoxville education,” Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the University of South at Sewanee is listed as the 32nd best liberal arts college in the report.

Fisk University is ranked as the 122nd best liberal arts school nationwide.

Belmont University, which is classified as a regional university in the report, is ranked 5th in the Southeast, according to the publication.

“There are times when even I am speechless,” Belmont University Bob Fisher said. “To reach this level of prominence already demonstrates the immense dedication and talents of Belmont’s faculty, staff and students in accomplishing what has clearly been an ambitious university goal.”

Lipscomb University is ranked as the 18th best regional university in the southeast. 

1 Comment on this post:

By: hookerws on 8/19/10 at 3:49

sewanee. poor vanderbilt.