Trevecca named among top 10 colleges in Tennessee in WalletHub ranking

Trevecca Nazarene University is ranked among the top 10 colleges and universities in Tennessee, according to WalletHub. The personal finance website released its 2019’s Best College and University Rankings on Oct. 22.

In a study designed to help college-bound high school seniors make informed choices, WalletHub compared nearly 1,000 higher education institutions in the United States across 30 key measures grouped into seven categories such as student selectivity, cost and financing and career outcomes.

Trevecca ranked ninth in the top 10 Tennessee colleges and universities, with Vanderbilt topping the list. Overall, the University ranked in the 65th percentile of the 951 institutions included in the ranking. Trevecca and Lipscomb University were the only two Council of Christian Colleges and Universities member institutions to make the list of top Tennessee schools.

Of the five private, Christian institutions included in the top 10 list of Tennessee colleges and universities, Trevecca ranked first in the “Campus Experience” category. This ranking is determined by a weighted system that includes factors such as the number of international students enrolled, gender and racial diversity and the average earning from on-campus employment among other factors.

Read the entire ranking and the methodology here.

The ranking caps an exciting fall at Trevecca. The University recently celebrate five years of record enrollment, setting a University total enrollment record of 3,800 students. Enrollment at Trevecca has grown 64 percent in the last decade and includes more than 1,000 online students. In early 2018, the University announced plans to open two face-to-face locations in Atlanta, with classes set to open in the spring.

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. U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2019 America’s Guide to Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. In 2016, the Carnegie Foundation classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top 7 percent of schools nationwide. Located just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville, Trevecca offers classes at the main campus as well as four other locations across the Southeast and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 15 associate degrees, 83 undergraduate majors, 20 master’s programs, and two doctoral programs, as well as specialist and certificate programs.

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