U.S. News ranks TTU among the South's top universities

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Tennessee Tech University among the Top Public Universities in the South for the second year in a row.

The ranking, which was announced this week in the magazine's America's Best Colleges issue and its 2003 College Guide, is TTU's fourth overall top-ranking appearance by U.S. News in recent years. Last year U.S. News ranked TTU among the Top Public Universities in the South and in the top tier of its Best Universities – Master's (regional) category for the South.

The rankings are separated into four main categories — Best National Universities – Doctoral, Best Universities – Master’s, Best Liberal Arts Colleges – Bachelor’s, and Best Comprehensive Colleges – Bachelor’s. TTU is included in the Best Universities – Master’s category because it draws most of its students from the Southern region and it offers a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees, but only three Ph.D.-level programs.

The ranking information is available in the magazine and guidebook on newsstands now or on the web at USNews.com. TTU's listing among the Top Public Universities in the South is only accessible on the U.S. News web site with a paid subscription fee.

TTU is the state's only technological university. The school's enrollment reached an all-time high this fall, with headcount numbers increasing almost three percent to 8,890 students.