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Awards & Accolades

From Here to Anywhere

  • Home of the October 22, 2020 Presidential Debate, the final of the election season. 
  • Included on U.S. News and World Report's 2021 "Most Innovative Schools" List for the thirteenth consecutive year.
  • On Princeton Review's 2021 "Best Colleges in the Southeast" List
  • Named on MONEY Best College List in 2018
  • Ranked No. 12 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in America by Edvocate
  • Recognized among the "50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America" by Architectural Digest
  • Ranked No. 19 nationally among doctoral level institutions for undergraduate student participation in short term study abroad programs and No. 89 for overall student abroad participation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  • U.S. News ranked Belmont No. 24 in the nation for its “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching.”
  • Served as Host of the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate and named an alternative site for the 2016 Presidential Debates



Name Top 30 for strong commitment to undergraduate teaching by US News and World Report Nationally Ranked Top 30 First-Year Experience by U.S. News and World Report Named 'Best Value' school by U.S. News and World Report Nationally Ranked Number 36 Most Innovative Schools by U.S. News and World Report

Jack C. Massey College of Business

Ranked No. 20 nationwide on Princeton Review's 2021 Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies
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  • On Princeton Review's 2021 "Best 244 Graduate Business Programs" List
  • The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business's Part-Time MBA program was named on U.S. News and World Report's 2020 "Best Graduate Schools" list
  • Named a Top 10 in the South by Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Jack C. Massey College of Business was named the top undergraduate business program at a private college or university in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings


Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing

Recognized for Expertise in Simulation Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Ranked #79 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools of Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #88 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools for Occupational Therapy"
  • Ranked #127 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)"
  • Ranked #156 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools for Master's Nursing"


College of Pharmacy

First time NAPLEX pass rates consistently in the 90th percentile
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Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

Students perform at the 2017 Christian Showcase
Named one of the best music business programs in the country by Rolling Stone and Time MagazineBillboard Magazine Top 10 Music Business School

College of Music & Performing Arts

Ranked No. 2 20 Best Colleges for Music in 2020 by Best Value SchoolsAn All-Steinway School
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  • Ranked #1 by College Factual on its list of “Best Music Schools for Veterans in Tennessee”
  • Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre Named Among Top Ten in Nation by OnStage Blog
  • Ranked No. 1 “Hidden Gem Music School” in 2020 by Music School Central


College of Law

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96% Bar Passage Rate for first time test takers in July 201994% employment rate classes of 2018-2019 10 months after graduation


34 NCAA Academic All-Americans Belmont has won its conference's All-Academic trophy 18 of the last 20 years
  • 16 Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year award recipients
  • 23 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 21 NCAA Championship individuals
  • 32 NCAA All-American selections