published Friday, February 25th, 2011

UTC aims to boost masters programs

Top leaders at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said today they have set a goal to become one of the top five public master’s universities in the South.

But getting there will take up to 10 years and several changes, including closing teacher salary gaps, UTC officials said during the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees meeting.

UTC currently ranks at No. 17, tied with UT Martin, on the Top 20 public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 rankings.

But the quality of UTC’s undergraduate education, as rated by top college administrators in the U.S. News & World Report survey, is just above the average of institutions in this peer set, according to UTC’s presentation.

“At the end of the day it comes back to resources,” said Richard Brown, vice chancellor for finance and operations.

For complete details read Saturday’s Times Free Press.

about Perla Trevizo...

Perla Trevizo joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2007 and covers immigration/diversity issues and higher education. She holds a master’s degree in newswire journalism from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas. In 2011 she participated in the Bringing Home the World international reporting fellowship program sponsored by the International Center for Journalists, producing a series on Guatemalan immigrants for which she ...

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