University ranked in top 20 HBCUs in Best 2013 College rankings
image-7271″ title=”best-us-news” src=”http://tnstatenewsroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/best-us-news-300×170.jpg” alt=”" width=”300″ height=”170″ />NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to a just released report from U.S. News and World Report.
The report on the Best College Rankings for 2013 has TSU listed at number 19 out of 80 eligible private and public HBCUs surveyed. Spelman College topped the list followed by Howard University and Morehouse College.
“This listing and other national recognition continue to emphasize TSU’s academic reputation among universities across the country,” said Dr. John Cade, Associate Provost. “We are pleased that a national audience will be reminded that TSU is an outstanding educational institution that encourages leadership, service and commitment to the community we serve.”
The HBCUs on the U.S. News and World Report list were compared only with one another for these rankings. In order to be on the list, a school must be designated currently by the U.S. Department of Education as an HBCU. To qualify for the U.S. News ranking, an HBCU also must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first year, first-time students and must be a school that is currently part of the 2012 Best Colleges rankings.
The rankings also used a separate peer survey among administrators at HBCUs, asking the president, provost and admission deans at each to rate the academic quality of all other HBCUs with which they were familiar. In addition to the survey results, the rankings are based on same indicators used for the Best College rankings, from retention and graduation rates to high school class standing and test scores and the strength of faculty.
TSU’s recognition follows several other recent accolades by national firms including last week’s Washington Monthly which ranked the institution among top national universities that make a significant contribution to the public good.
For the complete ranking, methodology and more, visit: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
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With more than 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university and is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top Universities in the county by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912 Tennessee State University celebrates 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu
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Motto: Think, Work, Serve Established: June 19, 1912 Type: Public, HBCU Endowment: $41.7 million Chancellor: John Morgan President: Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Faculty: 431 Enrollment: 8775 Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States Campus: Urban, 500 acres (2 km²) Former names: Tennessee A&I State Normal School for Negroes (1912); Tennessee A&I State Normal College (1925); Tennessee A&I State University (1951); Tennessee State University (1968) Colors: Reflex Blue and White Nickname: Tigers Athletics: National Collegiate Athletic Association Affiliations: Ohio Valley Conference Web site: www.tnstate.edu Phone: 615-963-5000
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