UT Martin fourth in state in international website rank
Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010 10:22 am
The Messenger 09.03.10
The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Web presence and the interest it attracts worldwide has placed it fourth among four-year institutions statewide, as noted in a recent ranking completed by 4 International Colleges & Universities.
“As an increasing number of students and their families turn to the Web in search of colleges and universities, the importance of an institution’s Web site and the ‘traffic’ it receives has increased. A well-designed Web site that provides easy-to-access university information about everything from admissions requirements to university housing and financial aid is a great recruitment asset,” UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes said.
“Just as important, UT Martin’s website gives a practical option as international students view the campus, its programs and quality of life,” he added.
4 International Colleges and Universities is an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited universities and colleges worldwide. The listing includes 10,000 colleges and universities in 200 countries.
Institutions included in the listing are officially recognized, licensed or accredited by national or regional bodies such as ministries of education and/or accreditation organizations. They are officially entitled to grant four-year undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees, provide traditional face-to-face learning facilities, programs and courses and have an official website.
Universities and colleges are sorted by 4icu.org university web ranking based on three web metrics extracted from three different search engines — Google Page Rank, Yahoo Inbound Links and Alexa Traffic Rank. The goal of the 4 ICU website is to gauge popularity ranking of world universities and colleges based upon the popularity of their websites. It is intended to assist international students and academic staff to understand how popular a specific university/college is in a foreign country.