MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is listed as the top-ranked public university in the state by a national website that focuses on what it considers the best values in higher education.
MTSU was ranked No. 2 overall, behind Vanderbilt University in Nashville, by BestValueSchools.com in a list of 20 institutions evaluated for 20-year net return on investment, net price and graduation and acceptance rates.
The website noted MTSU’s growth from a teacher school to a major comprehensive university, saying that it “now offers dozens of degrees in a wide range of unique academic and vocational fields.”
It also singled out MTSU’s “specialized” departments of recording industry, aerospace and concrete industry management, saying they represent the university’s “commitment to student success after graduation by preparing them for promising careers in vital, local industries.”
The website said the ranking offers prospective students “a premier selection of universities to help get you started on your search for an education in Tennessee.”
Review the Tennessee rankings online at <http://www.bestvalueschools.com/rankings-by-state/tennessee>.