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Facts and figures

"For our society to achieve its ideal, there cannot be an unequal distribution of its most important asset — education."
– Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University

The educational experience at ASU is an immersion in a living-learning academic enterprise — a mindset focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, and a deep commitment to serving the public interest during a time of rapid and complex societal change. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, ASU consistently ranks among the very best in nearly every critical measurement of student success, outcomes of groundbreaking research and impact in the communities it serves.

At a glance


Undergraduate students


Graduate and professional students


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First-generation undergraduate students


Countries represented by students


International students


International undergraduates


Undergraduates receive Pell Grants


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Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s most innovative school, Arizona State University is where students and faculty work with NASA to develop, advance and lead innovations in space exploration.

This is where Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners teach master learners. This is where nationally ranked and internationally ranked programs prepare next-generation innovators to thrive while advancing pioneering research, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development.

ASU’s nationally ranked programs inspire the top-qualified graduates and have positioned the university as a “top-tier” recruiting and hiring institution by more than 50 of the country’s top corporations, according to professional recruiters and rankings services around the world.

Enrollment - total university Fall 2022 Fall 2021 Fall 2020 Fall 2019 Fall 2018
Campus immersion 80,065 77,881 74,795 75,698 73,875
Tempe 57,588 54,866 52,386 53,494 52,029
Polytechnic 5,825 5,545 5,168 5,283 5,160
West 4,968 5,209 5,390 4,955 4,463
Downtown 11,097 11,721 11,360 11,512 11,736
Other locations 587 540 491 454 487
Digital immersion 62,551 57,848 53,993 44,253 37,374
Total 142,616 135,729 128,788 119,951 111,249



A total of 68,789 students applied as incoming first-year students to ASU for the fall 2022 semester.

Over 2/3

More than two-thirds of first-year students admitted for fall 2022 had unweighted GPAs of 3.42 and above.


87% of ASU undergraduate students received some level of financial assistance in fall 2022.


34% of ASU undergraduate students received Pell Grants in fall 2022.

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ASU welcomed 15,151 incoming first-year students and accepted 89.8% of student applicants in fall 2022, demonstrating its commitment to educational access.


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For fall 2022 campus immersion, 82% of first-year students who are Arizona residents earned one of ASU’s top academic scholarships collectively called the New American University Scholarships.


Reflecting ASU’s commitment to higher education access, 33.5% of ASU undergraduates are first-generation college students.


46% of ASU’s incoming first-year students in fall 2022 came from minority backgrounds.


ASU ranks No. 1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year students retention rate.

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ASU’s faculty is composed of some of the most innovative, brilliant professors and researchers — game-changers whose discoveries are positively impacting the world and whose guidance and mentorship are positively impacting their students.


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ASU offers more than 400 academic undergraduate programs and majors led by expert faculty in highly ranked colleges and schools.


U.S. News & World Report ranks 86 ASU degree programs in the top 25 in the country, including 38 programs ranked in the nation’s top 10.


Through more than 550 graduate degree programs and certificates, ASU master’s and doctoral students work directly with the nation’s top researchers.

Top 10

ASU is ranked top 10 nationally for best online bachelor's programs by U.S. News & World Report. It offers more than 300 online degree and certificate programs taught by award-winning ASU faculty.

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Research impact

Our interdisciplinary, solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development is centered on discovery that matters and the fusion of intellectual disciplines in order to solve complex problems.


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ASU ranks sixth in the U.S. for research expenditures among universities without a medical school, ahead of University of Chicago, Princeton and Caltech, according to the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Since 2002, ASU research expenditures have grown more than sixfold, going from $123 million to an estimated $760 million in 2022.

$851 million

One of the top-performing U.S. universities for inventions and licensing deals, ASU has been the launching pad for more than 200 startups, generating $851 million in gross state product and $76 million in state and local tax revenues from 2016 through 2021.

$760 million

ASU is one of the fastest-growing research enterprises in the U.S., with $760 million total research expenditures in FY22.

$1 billion

Since 2003, ASU research has resulted in more than 4,100 invention disclosures and more than 1,340 new U.S.-issued patents.* Startups based on ASU intellectual property have generated more than $1.2 billion in investment capital.
*From July 1, 2002 to Dec. 7, 2022

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Economic impact

ASU is one of Arizona’s largest employers with more than 19,600 employees.


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In FY22, the university generated an economic impact of $4.662 billion on the state’s gross product, $3.205 billion in labor income and 55,712 jobs.


In 2021, 283,429 ASU graduates worked in Arizona, earning $19.4 billion and paying between $1.37 and $1.65 billion in state and local taxes.

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Impact on our global future

ASU is deeply committed to sustaining our planet and designing a more just, equitable and prosperous future through the knowledge we share, the research we conduct, the spaces we design, the programs we establish and the solutions we innovate.


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1st in the world

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, established in 2019 at the scale of a National Laboratory, is configured to operate like a medical center for the planet and its inhabitants. It is the world’s first comprehensive institution of its kind dedicated to ensuring humanity exists in equilibrium within the world’s systems, empowered by a platform for an ongoing and wide-ranging exchange across all knowledge domains to address the complex social, economic and scientific challenges spawned by the current and future threats.

1st in the U.S.

ASU is home to the College of Global Futures, a unique educational center that comprises four first-ever schools to develop knowledge and skills that address areas integral to understanding our future:

  • School of Sustainability (est. 2006).
  • School for the Future of Innovation in Society (est. 2016).
  • School of Complex Adaptive Systems (est. 2020).
  • School of Ocean Futures (est. 2022).


Ranked No. 1 in the U.S., ahead of Michigan State, Penn State and MIT, for global impact in advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 2 in the world by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, for sustainability practices, ahead of Stanford and UC Berkeley.



Ranked No. 1 in the Air and Climate category by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in its annual Sustainable Campus Index report.


Ranked No. 3 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Top 30 College & University Partners listing. 77% of ASU’s total electricity use is green power derived from various resources.



ASU’s solar program provides 55 MWdc-equivalent solar generating capacity, which contributed to the university reaching its goal of becoming carbon neutral in 2020, with zero greenhouse gas emissions from campus operations.


Total LEED Building Certifications

  • 8 Platinum.
  • 37 Gold.
  • 28 Silver.
  • 1 Certified.
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Philanthropic impact

The ASU Foundation raised $331 million in FY22 for students, faculty, research and community programs.


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At the close of the 2022 fiscal year, 106,832 individual, corporate and foundation donors had given to ASU.


In FY22, 8,298 ASU students received scholarships funded by donors. The total amount disbursed was $30,955,532.

$331 million

Supporting ASU’s academic programs, research and initiatives, the $331 million raised in FY22 generated new opportunities at the nation’s most innovative university.