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Several Tennessee colleges and universities received good news in U.S. News and World Reports latest college rankings, released Aug. 18. Vanderbilt tied for 18th with the University of Notre Dame. Belmont University jumped from 19th to 15th among 130 Southern universities in the masters category. In the same category, Tennessee Tech climbed from 37th to 36th, and Austin Peay placed in the third tier. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville moved up, from 90th to 85th among national universities and from 42nd to 38th among the 162 public universities in their division. Several Tennessee colleges and universities received good news in U.S. News and World Report's latest college rankings, released Aug. 18. Vanderbilt tied for 18th with the University of Notre Dame. Belmont University jumped from 19th to 15th among 130 Southern universities in the master's category. In the same category, Tennessee Tech climbed from 37th to 36th, and Austin Peay placed in the third tier. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville moved up, from 90th to 85th among national universities and from 42nd to 38th among the 162 public universities in their division. The University of the South in Sewanee was 34th among 215 national liberal arts schools. (The Tennessean, 8/19/05)

Hopkinsville Community College is expanding its course offerings at the West Regional Postsecondary Education Center so that students can complete their first year of core classes at the Center. HCC officials say the change will offer a convenient location for residents on the southside of Hopkinsville and Tennesseans, as well as give potential students a second chance to enroll at HCC, since the Center will open later than the HCC main campus. (HCC Web site, 8/10/05)