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UT Tyler Ranked in Top 15 Among Public Universities in the West US

August 18, 2006

Editor’s Note: The information below indicates two separate rankings for The University of Texas at Tyler in the U.S. News and World Reports 2007 America’s Best Colleges poll.

We proudly announce how UT Tyler is ranked among all public universities in the West region as well as how we are ranked among all universities, public and private, in the West region.

UT Tyler is the only public university from East Texas on the list and one of only two publics in Texas. It's an important distinction to us because our tuition and fees are significantly less than private campuses. We like to think that we offer a high quality choice for those students want a great UT education without the private university tuition.

The University of Texas at Tyler is ranked in the top 15 public master’s level universities in the West United States, according to U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges survey. It is UT Tyler’s highest ranking ever in the annual report, UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

The 2007 results, made public today, indicate only one other public Texas university is ranked in the top 15 in the West region, which includes Texas, California and 13 other states. Ten public campuses in California are included.

“Our faculty, programs, students and facilities are among the very best anywhere. The rankings published today are welcome confirmation of the excellent quality of UT Tyler. Our academic reputation is growing, as is the quality of our student body. It is encouraging to see others around the country take note,” President Mabry said.

UT Tyler debuted on the annual rankings in 2002 at which time the university was listed in the West region’s 4th tier, which includes rankings 95 – 123. This year’s ranking is the highest in the history of the university’s inclusion in the report.

Rankings for this survey are based upon peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

UT Tyler’s assessment among peer institutions improved significantly from the 2005 evaluation. The quality of the freshman class also showed improvement, President Mabry added.

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