The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Printmaking Program is ranked #2 nationally by The 2016 US News and World Report Rankings of Graduate Programs. For the past fifteen years the UTK Printmaking Program has been consistently ranked among the top five programs in the country. The ranking, which is conducted every five years, are based solely on the results of a peer assessment survey. Deans and other top academics at 229 Master of Fine Arts programs in art and design were surveyed in fall 2015 by Ipsos Public Affairs. Survey recipients – one per school – were asked to rate the academic quality of fine arts programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding). Scores for each school were totaled and divided by the number of respondents who rated that school. The response rate was 29 percent.