| ||The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business was named in 2017 for the first time as a best graduate business school by Bloomberg Businessweek in its annual ranking of 85 full-time U.S. MBA programs.|
Ranked 78th, the Sykes College of Business did particularly well in surveys of alumni and current students. Only two other Florida business schools — the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida (48) and the University of Miami School of Business Administration (58) — were included in the ranking.
Since 2007 UT's Sykes College of Business has been named by The Princeton Reviewas one of the best business schools in the world.
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.”
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).
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.
At the Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) eighth 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.
For the past four years, UT undergraduate nursing students received an impressive 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN on the first try. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing administers this exam to test the nursing competence of candidates for licensure as registered nurses.
| ||In 2017, UT’s nursing program was ranked first out of 136 state approved and accredited programs by RegisteredNursing.org. The ranking was based on first time test taker pass rates of the NCLEX-RN exam.|
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.”
| ||In a Business Insider online ranking of U.S. business schools that offer the best education for the price, The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business has been ranked No. 7. The ranking set the Sykes College of Business immediately above the business school at the University of Notre Dame and below the University of California-Berkely’s business school. UT was also ranked higher than the business schools at Harvard University, Duke University and Ohio State University. |
| ||The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa has been awarded the Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC). The GCEC awards are judged by peer entrepreneurship directors to recognize the very best in entrepreneurship education.|
|The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business was awarded the National Model Program Award for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) in 2016.|
| ||College Values Online ranked UT’s Marine Science-Biology program as the No. 9 best value, and Bioexplorer ranked our marine science program No. 10 nationally.|
| ||In a ranking by CEO Magazine of MBA programs that stressed “fact based criteria,” The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business was placed in the “Tier One” of worldwide programs. Additionally, UT’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program was ranked 43rd out of 85 schools in Tier One of EMBA programs.|