TTU College of Business named one of the country's Best 296 Business Schools

Tennessee Tech University’s College of Business is one of the best. It’s featured in The Princeton Review’s just published 2009 edition of “Best 296 Business Schools.”

The guide features two-page school profiles that describe academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services. In TTU’s profile, The Princeton Review editors describe the school as “a medium-sized, public college” that “offers a flexible, affordable and student-oriented MBA, designed to meet the needs of working professionals.”

TTU College of Business Dean James Jordan-Wagner said, “This is a well-deserved accolade, based on the hard work of everyone in the College of Business. It’s great to see it recognized, and it underlines the quality of the program.”

The publication also quotes students in the program, one of whom says, “One of the things I like best about Tech is that the school is just small enough to encourage tight groups of people. When you go out, everybody knows your name.”

Students surveyed for the guide also said professors “go out of their way to make the material interesting” and described alumni as helpful.

According to Robert Franek, The Princeton Review vice president of publishing, “We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these schools we believe to be academically outstanding will be best for them.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296 or name one business school best overall. They surveyed more than 19,000 students and used that information and statistical data to compile the list.

Already this year, TTU has been recognized as one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys” by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., an independent research and consulting organization.

The university also received honors as one of the Top Public Schools in the South as ranked by U.S.News & World Report and as a Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review for 2008.