UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

US News ranks UT Tyler as National University and Top Public School

September 15, 2020

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303

The University of Texas at Tyler was ranked in the U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best Colleges Guide as a National University, listed among the most competitive and prestigious institutions in the country.

The magazine released its new rankings today. UT Tyler was also honored with rankings in several other categories, including Top Performers in Social Mobility, Top Public School and Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.


“I am pleased to see our goal of becoming a National University come to fruition,” said President Michael Tidwell. “The hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff are key to this new honor, but this new achievement would have been impossible without the generous philanthropic contributions of the Tyler community.”

UT Tyler was one of only 209 universities in the nation recognized as a Top Public School.

Since 1983 U.S. News has been providing education rankings and helping parents and students find the perfect school. Full results and methodology of the U.S. News 2021 Best Colleges rankings can be found at usnews.com.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered to nearly 10,000 students. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News and World Report as a National University, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.