Year after year, CBU earns recognition for excellence by some of the best college and university ranking publications. Read more about this year's rankings in this CBU news story.
- US News & World Report ranks CBU among the 2019 best Southern universities. It also ranks CBU in its best value, ethnic diversity, best undergraduate teaching, and best for veterans categories.
- Forbes magazine ranked CBU among its 2018 top colleges in the nation.
- The Princeton Review ranked CBU among its 2019 best regional (Southeast) colleges.
- Colleges of Distinction recognized CBU as a 2018-2019 "College of Distinction." Programs receive the College of Distinction honor for adhering to the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. CBU earned special recognition in the areas of business, education, engineering, and nursing.
- Listed in Peterson's Competitive Colleges.
- Listed in Michael Viollt's Great Colleges for the Real World.
- Best Value Schools ranks CBU a best value among colleges and universities in Tennessee, 2018.
- Niche.com gives CBU high rankings in categories such as location, program, student life, and athletics - nationally and by state.
- CollegeFactual.com ranks CBU's finance program a best value - #28 of 378 on its list of 2019 Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges for the Money.
- CollegeFactual.com also ranks CBU's marketing program #49 of 402 nationwide in its list of 2019 Best Marketing Colleges for the Money.
- BestColleges.com ranks CBU’s Online Masters in Engineering Management at #12, calling the program “ideal for working professionals.”
- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, also named CBU’s Online Master’s in Engineering Management in the Top 20 for affordability, and #27 overall.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked CBU’s School of Engineering among the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
- Colleges of Distinction commended the CBU Engineering program for excellence by Colleges of Distinction.
- Best Value Schools ranks CBU #4 of 20 best value small colleges for electrical engineering, 2018.
- Best Value Schools ranks CBU's chemical engineering program #1 of 50 best value small colleges for chemical and biomedical engineering degrees, 2019.
- Best Value Schools ranks CBU's biology program #2 of 35 best value colleges for biology, 2019.