CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Tennessee 2018 at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-tn/
To identify the Best Colleges in Tennessee for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers college rankings and reviews from around the web and distills them into a simple, easy to understand score so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective Tennessee students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Volunteer State (presented here in alphabetical order):
Austin Peay State University - Clarksville, TN
Belmont University - Nashville, TN
Bryan College - Dayton, TN
Carson-Newman University - Jefferson City, TN
Christian Brothers University - Memphis, TN
Cumberland University - Lebanon, TN
East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN
Fisk University - Nashville, TN
Freed-Hardeman University - Henderson, TN
King University - Bristol, TN
Lee University - Cleveland, TN
Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN
Lipscomb University - Nashville, TN
Maryville College - Maryville, TN
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
Rhodes College - Memphis, TN
Sewanee: The University of the South - Sewanee, TN
Tennessee Technological University - Cookeville, TN
Tennessee Wesleyan University - Athens, TN
Tusculum College - Greeneville, TN
Union University - Jackson, TN
University of Memphis - Memphis, TN
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN
University of Tennessee-Knoxville - Knoxville, TN
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Tennessee earned its nickname, The Volunteer State, from the earliest colonial days, being one of the first regions to declare independence and leap into the American Revolution with both feet (albeit as part of North Carolina). Tennessee even sent volunteers to both sides of the Civil War. Over the centuries, Tennessee has grown from rugged frontier to one of the South's most advanced states, using its grounding in agriculture and mechanics to grow a strong economy rooted in technology and resources. In fact, Tennessee - especially Chattanooga - has become a new technology hub, and a transforming economy throughout the state is proving Tennessee's strength once again. And Tennessee's higher education system - made up of Southern Ivies, robust state schools, and academically rigorous liberal arts colleges - is leading the way.
As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains, "The best colleges and universities in Tennessee embrace Tennessee's past while driving Tennessee's future." Tennessee, of course, is known for music, which has "has made a tremendous impact on Tennessee," Sealey-Morris: "it drives tourism in the state's largest cities, while the industry itself employs thousands of Tennesseans – not just the stars and producers, obviously, but agents, marketers, lawyers, accountants, and a whole lot of songwriters to keep Nashville's hits coming." But with its educational strengths, "Tennesee has built world-class healthcare at Vanderbilt, high-powered business and finance at schools like Rhodes and Belmont (where Nashville's agents, managers, and executives are educated), and a booming tech sector that is making Chattanooga look more and more like Seattle every day." "Tennessee's investment in higher education is paying off," Sealey-Morris observes, "and the 21st century is seeing the return."
College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school.
SOURCE College Consensus