U.S. News & World Report national ranking for University of Memphis improves for fourth straight year 

Sept. 13, 2021 — U.S. News & World Report’s national ranking for the University of Memphis has improved for the fourth straight year for Top Public Schools and third consecutive year for Best National Universities.

The No. 2-ranked public university in the State of Tennessee, UofM’s Top Public School ranking has increased to No. 123 in 2022 from No. 126 in 2021, No. 135 in 2020 and not ranked in 2019.

Additionally, the UofM has jumped significantly in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category to No. 78 nationally, 20 spots better than last year, marking a great testament to the UofM’s mission of graduating Pell-eligible students.

The Top Performers on Social Mobility ranking measures, “the extent schools enrolled and graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.”

Per U.S. News & World Report, “Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.” 

Undergraduate Nursing is ranked for the first time at No. 96 followed by updated rankings for Undergraduate Business at No. 143 and Undergraduate Computer Science at No. 224. 

The University of Memphis received recognition for 26 programs in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Programs national rankings released in March.