Trevecca graduate programs among the best of the best, recent rankings say

Many of Trevecca’s graduate programs are garnering national attention, as recently released rankings attest. Touting criteria such as affordability, flexibility and academics, rankings from Best Colleges Online, Great Business Schools and other organizations listed several of Trevecca’s programs among the best of the best in the country. 

Trevecca’s Master of Public Administration program ranked in the top 20 in Best Colleges Online ranking of Top 50 Affordable Accelerated Online MPA Programs 2021, outranking Villanova, Grand Canyon University and Eastern Kentucky University.

Best Colleges Online reviewed more than 150 colleges and universities across the nation, evaluating them according to program length and format, accreditation, national rankings and affordability.

Dr. Phil Rickard, director of Trevecca’s Master of Public Administration program, credits the honor to the novel approach Trevecca takes toward the program. 

“Trevecca’s master’s program in public administration is a tangible way the University lives out our mission to shape servant leaders,” Rickard said. “The theme of the MPA program is to cultivate the servant’s heart. The program represents innovation and features a unique design with a variety of tracks to enhance a student’s career opportunities in either the public sector or nonprofits. Many contributors assist to facilitate these options for students at affordable prices.”

Great Business Schools, a website devoted to helping prospective students make wise choices about where they pursue advanced business degrees, listed Trevecca’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program among the top accelerated programs in the country. Offered entirely online, Trevecca’s doctorate in business administration is fourth in the site’s 2021 ranking. Officials praised the program’s academic rigor, including research components built into the curriculum. 

In Great Business Schools’ methodology, colleges and universities were ranked according to student satisfaction, cost and alumni salaries. The ranking uses data obtained from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and Niche. 

Dr. Rick Mann, who leads the University’s MBA and DBA programs, says the rankings come as no surprise. 

“Trevecca’s graduate business programs have been able to deliver significant value to students by providing an industry-strength MBA and DBA experience that is personalized and affordable,” Mann said. 

Trevecca offers the MBA in several formats that students can tailor to fit their lives, from an online, accelerated program to the traditional 22-month program, offered both online and in-person. Trevecca’s DBA program, offered entirely online allows students to customize their coursework to fit their career goals, with tracks in higher education, consulting and coaching, enterprise leading and managing and health care administration.

The accolades don’t stop with individual programs. 

Business Degree Central named Trevecca among the best in the state when it comes to graduate-level business education. Trevecca also ranked fourth in the website’s 2021 ranking of best business schools in Tennessee, ahead of Union University, Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University. 

Students are also taking notice of what Trevecca has to offer, reflected in the growing enrollment in nontraditional and graduate programs. The Nashville Business Journal recently ranked Trevecca among the 20 largest graduate schools in the state in the publication's recent “Largest Graduate Schools of Business in Tennessee” list, published in November 2020. 

Trevecca ranked fifth in enrollment, higher than several other Middle Tennessee colleges and universities, such as Lipscomb University and Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business. 

Learn more about Trevecca’s Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Doctor of Business Administration programs.

About Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

This commitment extends from Trevecca’s historic main campus just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville to two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2021 Best Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. The Carnegie Foundation has classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top seven percent of schools nationwide. The University is listed among the top 10 colleges and universities in Tennessee in personal finance website WalletHub's 2021 College and University Ranking. 

The campus is certified as both an arboretum and the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA, one of just nine universities and colleges in the state to receive the recognition. A member of NCAA Division II, Trevecca boasts 15 men’s and women’s teams who compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference as well as 12 intramural teams.