Tennessee Wants To Be Top-25 Public Research University

The University of Tennessee made no movement in its bid to become a top-25 public research university, holding steady at No. 46 on the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek insisted Tuesday he was happy with UT’s ability to hold steady its spot on this list.
UT ranked as high as No. 38 in 2006, but fell to No. 52 in 2009 and 2010. UT shares its current spot with the University of Oklahoma, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of California-Riverside.