Published: September 02, 2009
The University of Tampa has been identified as one of 77 “up-and-coming”
colleges and universities in the country in the 2010 issue of the U.S.
News and World Report’s America’s annual “Best Colleges” list.
designation is based on opinions by top academics. College presidents,
provosts, and admissions deans were asked to nominate up to 10 colleges
in their U.S. News “America's Best Colleges” ranking category that are
making improvements in academics, faculty, students, campus life,
diversity and facilities.
Within UT’s category — Master’s
Universities (South) — UT shared the up-and-coming designation with Elon
University, Rollins College, Appalachian State University, James
Madison University and University of North Carolina-Wilmington, among
“These schools are worth watching because they are
making promising and innovative changes," according to U.S. News. These
are schools “that are rapidly evolving in ways that the public should be
aware of and that are not always quickly noticeable in a college's
year-to-year rankings or the regular peer assessment survey.”
In the general rankings, UT was ranked No. 23 in the Master’s University (South), up from No. 26 in 2009.
increased reputation among our peers is certainly an indication of the
progress we’ve made in providing young minds an exceptional educational
experience,” said UT President Ronald L. Vaughn. “This, along with our
upward movement in the rankings, illustrates that UT has achieved a high
level of excellence and that we are well positioned to move forward in