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Local university earns listing among the Best College Buys

Local university earns listing among the Best College Buys

Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2008 11:19 am

The Messenger 10.02.08

The University of Tennessee at Martin is listed among America’s 100 Best College Buys, a listing compiled by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.
This marks the third consecutive year the university has earned the IRE designation.
“Once again, the results of our annual national college survey prove that the University of Tennessee at Martin continues to provide students the highest quality educational environment at the very lowest possible cost,” said Lewis Lindsey Jr., IRE president.
Lindsey said that colleges and universities across the country are challenged by rising costs. But he noted that the efforts of UT Martin administration, faculty and staff “assure that students cannot find a better educational opportunity at a lower cost within or outside of Tennessee.”
Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor, said that the university is committed to containing costs while providing a high-quality education.
“We’re pleased with this designation, especially knowing that many families struggle with paying for college,” he said. “In these tough budget times, we’re looking hard for ways to maintain quality at a reasonable cost.”

The listing among America’s 100 Best College Buys is UT Martin’s third major recognition for the current academic year. Earlier, UT Martin continued its top-tier ranking for southern master’s institutions in the 2009 edition of America’s Best Colleges, compiled by U.S.News & World Report.

Also, The Princeton Review named UT Martin “A Best Southeastern College” for 2009.


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