Meanwhile, back at the non-basketball portion of the University of Tennessee campus (there really is one), three graduate programs—business, engineering, and law—ranked in U.S. News and World Report's Top 10 among public universities for 2012, and two of them ranked in the Top 10 overall as well:
• The College of Business Administration's supply chain logistics graduate program is 10th in the country, rising two spots from last year and placing fifth among public universities. That college's overall graduate program ranked 60th nationally and 30th among public universities.
• UT's nuclear engineering graduate program is ninth nationally and eighth among all public universities for a second year in a row. The College of Engineering's overall graduate program climbed several slots to 70th in the nation and 41st among all public universities.
• The College of Law's clinical training program ranked 12th in the country and sixth among public universities, jumping six spots. The College of Law accelerated to 27th on the list of all public universities and 56th nationally. The college was recognized for its legal writing, ranking 22nd nationally and eighth among public universities, and, for the first time, recognized for its diverse student body, 21st among all public law programs.