UT Recognition and Rankings

 PublishersWeekly2015 UT’s MFA in Creative Writing program was noted by Publisher’s Weekly in Spring 2015 as one of 14 “MFA Programs to Watch.” The magazine noted that UT’s program’s low-residency structure “offers the best of workshop and individual-mentorship approaches.”
 EPILogo  The UT website is among the most highly rated in the country. It scored in the top 100 of all sites rated, and earned an “A” ranking, in the 14th annual My College Options® Enrollment Power Index® (EPI), an analysis of the admissions websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities.
Forbes2011 UT is included in the Forbes' 2014 annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, an honor the University has received five times since the start of the annual list in 2008. The list, according to Forbes, is based on not "what gets a student into college" but "what are students getting out of college."
 2015PrincetonReview_Best379 UT is regarded as one of the nation's best 379 institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. Only 15 percent of four-year colleges in the U.S. share this honor.
2014 Military Friendly School

UT has again been named a military friendly university by Victory Media and Military Advanced Education, putting it in the top 15 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities.

Creative College UT is one of 39 universities in the nation that is lauded for its creative writing program in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers (2013).
Princeton Review Logo For the ninth year in a row, UT's Sykes College of Business has been named by The Princeton Review as an outstanding business school — and one of the 296 best business schools in the world. In 2009, the MBA marketing program was listed as one of the top 15 programs in the country in The Princeton Review, based on student surveys.
NCSBN  In 2010 the National Council of State Boards of Nursing named UT a No. 1 nursing program in the country based on UT students’ success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). One-hundred percent of UT’s 2009 and 2010 classes of nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN on the first try.
Charity Navigator Logo For the fifth year in a row Charity Navigator has awarded UT with a 4-star rating – the highest a charity can receive – for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances in 2013. See UT's listing.
TBBJ Business of Year 2008 President Ronald L. Vaughn was selected as the 2008 Business Executive of the Year, and UT was selected 2008 Business of the Year in the education category by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. In the publication’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, UT’s MBA program was listed as the “Favorite MBA program."
Harvardf Schmarvard UT is listed as 46th of 100 colleges that are “excellent and deserve to be put on your own list” in Harvard Schmarvard (2003). A counselor is quoted as saying UT has an “unbelievable business building and a rapidly growing arts program.”
201 College 2000 UT's responsivity to student needs resulted in its listing in The Best 201 Colleges for the Real World (2000). UT’s Evening College, MBA program for working professionals and "culture without going through customs” were named as being among its unique features.
College Access & Opportunity Guide UT is one of 284 colleges and universities highlighted for its exceptional outreach efforts, financial aid opportunities and student support services in the 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, published by the Center for Student Opportunity.
 eduniversal UT’s Sykes College of Business was ranked 47th in the category of “Excellent Business Schools” in the U.S. in the Eduniversal Worldwide Business Schools Ranking 2011.
Prez Honor Roll Since 2007, UT has regularly been named to the President’s Service Honor Roll, sponsored by The Corporation for National and Community Service, for its work on service-learning programs and volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
RISE logo At the Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) 8eighth annual Global Student Investment Forum, UT students who manage a $150,000 university portfolio won first place in the 2007 student managed portfolio competition. The forum included students from 257 colleges and universities from 69 countries.
USNewsWorldReport2013 U.S. News & World Report has ranked: 1) UT in the top tier in the category Best Regional Universities (South); 2) the Sykes College of Business as a "Best Business School;" 3) the part-time MBA in the "Best Business Schools;" and one of 10 "Best Colleges to Avoid Winter." In addition, UT’s graduate nursing program is rated among the “Best Health Schools."
 HerCampus Logo Her Campus, an online magazine for college women, has included The University of Tampa in its 2011 Her Campus College Rankings. On a list of 10 top destination schools, UT came in at number 4 for being one of the best colleges for education and leisure.
ACS Logo In 2010 UT received accreditation of its undergraduate chemistry program by the American Chemical Society (ACS). In 2007 the UT student affiliates chapter of the ACS received a commendable award from the ACS for its activities in undergraduate science education.
Florida College Press Logo The Minaret, UT’s student newspaper, was named best college newspaper in the Florida College Press Association’s (FCPA) 2008 Better Newspaper Contest. The paper received the same award in 2007. The newspaper’s online edition was named the country’s best small school website by the Associated Collegiate Press in 2010 and was recently named a finalist in the 2013 ACP Online Pacemaker contest. In the 2013 FCPA awards, The Minaret was named the third best weekly student newspaper and the best college magazine in Florida. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recognized The Minaret in its 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 3 with a second place in the category Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Medium). 
NSHMBA logo UT’s Sykes College of Business is a member of the University Partnership Program with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). The partnership provides select academic institutions an expanded pool of qualified Hispanic applicants for graduate business programs. NSHMBA is widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization.”
AACSB UT’s Sykes College of Business is one of only 19 private schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
 ABET - CAC UT is one of only 38 nationwide universities with information systems program accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
 ASBMB UT is one of only 14 universities with accreditation by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
 CAPACS In 2011, The University of Tampa’s applied sociology concentration received formal accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS).
 Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) In 2015, The University of Tampa received accreditation of its undergraduate forensic science program from Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEBAC).
SMPRC logo In 2007 UT’s major in sport management was named an approved program by the Sport Management Program Review Council (SMPRC).
UT StormReady The National Weather Service certified UT as a StormReady community. UT is one of 141 colleges and universities around the country that have put special operations in place to monitor and react to severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and storms.

UT has also received – and maintains – accreditation with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Department of Education, National Association of Schools of Music, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS), American Chemical Society, American Association of Museums and the Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Training.