Repeatedly ranked #1
ASU has topped U.S. News & World Report’s “Most Innovative Schools” list since the inception of the category in 2016. ASU again placed ahead of MIT and Stanford on the list, based on a survey of peers. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 10 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements. Read more
ASU is ranked No. 1 in the nation - ahead of Michigan State, Penn State and MIT nationally — and top 10 in the world four years in a row in 2023 by Times Higher Education for advancing the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. ASU ranks in the top 10 globally in six of the 17 SDGs including: No Poverty; Climate Action; and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Read more.
ASU ranks No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 2 in the world by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, or STARS. Totaling 91.10 points out of 100, ASU ranks ahead of Stanford, UC Berkeley and Colorado State. ASU's sustainability practices include using solar panels to power operations, harvesting campus-grown produce and more. Read more.
For three consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report recognizes ASU as No. 1 for best online bachelor's in business programs, encompassing more than 25 undergraduate business degree programs offered online. ASU is tied with the University of Florida and ahead of Penn State University-World Campus and The University of Arizona. Read more.
Scoring a perfect 100/100, the Thunderbird School of Global Management is ranked No. 1 in the world for international trade by the QS International Trade Rankings, ahead of Cambridge, Stanford and Harvard. QS selected Thunderbird’s Master of Global Management degree program as the world’s best international trade program. Read more.
The Broadcast Education Association awarded the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication two top overall awards in news, ahead of Syracuse, University of Florida and USC. The Cronkite School also ranked first in four first-place finishes, with a total of 31 awards in news, sports, feature stories, weathercast and multimedia. Read more.
Students in ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication placed third overall in the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards along with UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Florida, and scored in the top five in writing, photojournalism and television categories. Cronkite students have finished in the top five nationally in the past four consecutive years. Read more.
ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. Read more about ASU's commitment to the Hispanic community, accessibility and inclusivity, including its participation in the newly formed Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Research Universities. Read more.
Princeton Review ranks ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business as a top business school in its 2023 Best Business School rankings. W. P. Carey earned the No. 2 spot in the country for Best MBA for operations, the No. 5 spot in resources for minority students and No. 14 for online MBA programs. Learn more.
ASU ranks No. 62 for best university in the U.S., according to the QS World University Rankings: USA 2021. Moving up nearly 30 spots from last year's position, ASU also ranks No. 1 in the state, ahead of both Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona. Ranking more than 350 universities, QS looked at four key indicators: research, learning experience, employability, and diversity and internationalization. Read more.
ASU is ranked the top public university in the U.S. chosen by international students, according to the 2022 Institute of International Education Open Doors Report. Placing ahead of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UCLA and UC Berkeley, ASU also ranked in the top five among all universities. During the 2021–22 academic year, ASU was home to 15,293 international students, a 17.5% increase from 2020–21. Read more.
The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at ASU ranks No. 2 for best graduate criminology and criminal justice programs by U.S. News & World Report, ahead of Penn State and Florida State. One of 14 graduate degree programs ranked in the top 10 nationwide, the program is designed and taught by nationally ranked faculty. Learn more.
ASU is ranked No. 1 for visual and performing arts by the National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates, ahead of UCLA, Harvard and Yale.The SED is based on the number and characteristics of individuals receiving research doctoral degrees in the academic year 2020–21 from U.S. academic institutions. Read more.
Offering 300 program options in 65 countries, ASU ranks No.18 in the U.S. for students studying overseas.
Arizona State University, a leader in educating the next generation in engineering and science, ranks fourth in the U.S. for undergraduate degrees in STEM-related fields. With 4,427 STEM-related undergraduate degrees awarded in 2019–20, ASU is ahead of UCLA, University of Michigan and UC San Diego. Read more.
ASU is among the top 10 for online bachelor's programs in the U.S. seven years in a row, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 300 online undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs designed by award-winning ASU faculty. The recognition is based on factors including engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion. Read more.
U.S. News & World Report recognizes ASU as No. 4 for best online bachelor's in psychology programs, tied with CUNY, Loyola University Chicago and University of Florida. ASU offers online Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science options for both psychology and forensic psychology through the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Read more.
U.S. News & World Report rates 86 undergraduate and graduate programs, including online, at ASU among the top 25 in the country, including 38 programs ranked in the nation's top 10. Read more.
For the past 10 years, ASU has been a top-producing university for elite scholars. This impressive list includes 312 Gilman Scholars, 180 Fulbright Scholars, 40 Boren Scholars, 35 Killam Fellows, 21 Goldwater Scholars, 13 Udall Scholars, 8 Gates Cambridge Scholars, 4 Marshall Scholars, 4 Truman Scholars and 2 Rhodes Scholars. Learn more.
ASU graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–24 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Fourteen graduate programs rank among the top 10 in the country, including programs in homeland security and emergency management, supply chain management, nonprofit management, geochemistry, urban policy, elementary teacher education and geology, with a total of 33 programs placing in the top 20. Read more.
ASU is ranked top 20 among U.S. universities for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report, tied with Harvard and ahead of Stanford and Yale. This award recognizes universities demonstrating a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching. Read more.
ASU is ranked a top 25 university in the U.S. for first-year experiences, ahead of Harvard, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt, by U.S. News & World Report. First-year students have access to unique programs that help them thrive including peer coaching, an interactive chatbot and Welcome Week activities.
ASU's School of Public Affairs holds eight top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings, including the school itself, along with several specialties such as homeland security and emergency management, information and technology management, local government management, nonprofit management, public management and leadership, urban policy and criminology. Read more.
In the U.S. News & World Report's 2023–24 graduate rankings, ASU's local government management graduate program ranks No. 3 in the country, ahead of Syracuse University and USC. It is one of six graduate program specialties offered in ASU's Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions ranked in the top 10. Read more.
ASU is one of only nine doctoral-level institutions recognized as a Fulbright Dual Top Producer for its status as a top performer in both Fulbright student and scholar awards, along with Harvard, Penn State, University of Illinois and University of Michigan. Over the last 10 years, 169 ASU graduates have received Fulbright U.S. Student awards, making ASU the second-highest performing public university. Read more.
W. P. Carey School of Business ranks among the top in the nation with six of its online graduate programs in the top 10 — including online MBA (top 10 for 11 consecutive years), general management MBA, MBA marketing, MBA business analytics, finance MBA and master's in business programs (excluding MBA). Read more.
ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is among the nation's top 12 public university graduate schools and is the highest-ranking law school in Arizona according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. The college tops George Washington University, University of California-Irvine and Emory University, among others.
W. P. Carey School of Business ranks No. 6 in Poets & Quants and Inc. Magazine's 2023 rankings of MBA entrepreneurship programs worldwide. Climbing 11 spots, ASU ranks ahead of University of Chicago, Northwestern and University of Pennsylvania. Measuring 16 categories, the ranking emphasizes the percentage of MBA students launching businesses and MBA courses focused on entrepreneurship and/or innovation. Learn more.
Arizona State University ranks top 10 among U.S. universities granted U.S. utility patents in the top 100 rankings by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. In 2022, along with MIT, Stanford and Harvard, ASU places in the top 10 among U.S. universities for the fifth consecutive time. Read more.
ASU once again ranks No. 6 nationally for research expenditures among universities without a medical school, according to the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. The university reports $677.3 million in research expenditures in 2021, ahead of University of Chicago, Princeton and Caltech. Read more.
Sun Devil Athletics has matched its all-time high of 92% GSR for its student-athletes, announced by the NCAA. SDA has either maintained or surpassed its all-time best GSR every year since 2008. In addition, eight teams posted GSR scores at 100%: men's basketball, women's basketball, women's golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, and women's tennis and triathlon. Read more.
ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration ranks No. 12 by U.S. News & World Report among graduate schools for earth sciences, ahead of Yale, Cornell, Rice, Virginia Tech and Ohio State, among others. For earth sciences specialities, ASU ranked No. 3 for geochemistry and No. 5 for geology, ahead of UC Berkeley, MIT and Stanford in both categories; No. 5 for environmental sciences; and No. 17 for geophysics. Read more.
ASU's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, also known as ROTC, is recognized as one of the top eight programs of its kind nationwide with the 2021 General Douglas MacArthur Award. Chosen out of 274, the program known as the Sun Devil Battalion was selected for a combination of achievement in commissioning mission, cadets' performance during Cadet Summer Training and retention rates. Read more.
ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business has 28 degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate and including online, that rank among the country's top 25. Top programs include supply chain management, project management, information systems and business analytics. Learn more.
ASU makes Newsweek's list of The Best Maker Schools in Higher Education, among more than 2,000 communal makerspaces around the world. The list was created through a survey tool in collaboration with an international community of educators, administrators, students and maker leaders. The selected schools demonstrate the ingenuity and community engagement that are hallmarks of the maker movement. Read more.
ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is No. 12 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s best graduate education programs. Among public universities, the college placed at No. 5, ahead of UC Berkeley, the University of Texas-Austin and the University of Virginia, solidifying ASU as a top-tier college for a master's degree in education since 2012. Read more.
The annual QS World University Rankings recognizes ASU as a top 10 university in the world for the quality of meaningful connections between potential employers and students — ahead of Princeton, MIT and Stanford, and others. ASU also earns the No. 17 ranking for the excellence of its partnerships with employers — ahead of Cornell, UCLA, Princeton and Harvard.
ASU is named to the top 100 in the world for academic reputation by Times Higher Education. The ranking is based on the world's largest invitation-only academic opinion survey, which uses United Nations data as a guide to ensure that the results are representative of world scholarship, and targets only experienced, published scholars. Read more.
For the past seven years, ASU has been a top producer of Teach for America corps members — a trend that continued in 2022 with ASU coming in at No. 2 in the country among large universities, along with UC Berkeley, Michigan and USC. TFA corps members spend two years in classrooms across the U.S. supporting the educational and personal development of underserved students. Read more.
ASU ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. for higher education R&D expenditures financed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ASU is ranked ahead of UC Berkeley, UCLA and MIT in NASA-funded expenditures. Read more.
The Princeton Review ranks ASU a top U.S. university for undergraduate education in its "The Best 388 Colleges 2023" based on a survey of more than 160,000 students. Students praised the university for "innovation," the ability to “personalize every student’s experience,” "endless ... opportunities for success" and "diversity" of the student body. Read more.
ASU ranks in the top 10 among universities without a medical school for patents, startups, inventions and licenses by the Association of University Technology Managers. ASU is one of only four universities, including Caltech, MIT and North Carolina State, ranked top 10 for all of the following categories: U.S. patents issued (No. 3), startups launched (No. 2), inventions disclosed (No. 5) and licenses and options (No. 7).
ASU joins the top 20 overall ranked by the National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates, ahead of Yale, Johns Hopkins and Duke.The SED is based on the number and characteristics of individuals receiving research doctoral degrees in the academic year 2020–21 from U.S. academic institutions. ASU was also ranked No. 1 for visual and performing arts, ahead of UCLA, Harvard and Yale. Read more.
For the second time, ASU has earned the Seal of Excelencia from the Washington, D.C.-based organization Excelencia in Education for its high level of commitment and effort to serve Latino students. In 2019, ASU was among the inaugural group of nine institutions to earn the prestigious award. Read more.
ASU earns the "Education Partner of the Year" award from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, recognizing the university's efforts to help more Hispanic students attend and graduate from college. ASU's undergraduate Hispanic student enrollment has grown 29% over the past six years. In addition, ASU is currently home to 225 HSF Scholars, receiving mentorship, career support and leadership development. Read more.
ASU is one of fastest-growing universities in the U.S. for technology transfer, climbing 22 spots since the last Milken Institute Report. In "startups launched" scores, ASU ranks ahead of Stanford, MIT, Cornell and UCLA. Read more.
ASU ranks in the nation's top 25 public schools by Washington Monthly's 2022 National University Rankings, ahead of Ohio State, Purdue and University of Texas-Austin. The ranking recognizes colleges' contribution to the public good in three categories: social mobility, research and promoting public service. The metrics used by the ranking align with the ASU Charter which promotes "assuming responsibilities for the communities it serves" and design aspirations such as social embeddedness.
ASU earned a bronze award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science's SEA (STEM Equity Achievement) Change initiative. One of only five universities given this distinction, ASU leads the way in advancing STEM equity and inclusion for underrepresented students, faculty and staff. Learn more.
W. P. Carey School of Business ranks No. 17 in Poets & Quants and Inc. Magazine's 2022 rankings of MBA entrepreneurship programs worldwide. The ranking measures each MBA program on 10 categories, including elective entrepreneurship courses, the number of alumni who launch businesses and the number of students in entrepreneurship clubs. Read more.
ASU is recognized worldwide by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in six subject areas that rank in the top 25. The rankings include management, public administration, environmental science and engineering, business administration, economics and education. In addition, 10 subject areas rank in the top 25 nationally. Read more.
ASU ranks No. 13 in the U.S. and No. 34 worldwide by the GEURS survey of employers, ranking ahead of Johns Hopkins, Georgia Tech and UCLA. GEURS rates the employability performance based on the following key employability drivers: graduate skills, specialization, academic excellence, focus on work expertise, digital performance and internationality. ASU climbed 111 spots globally since 2020. Read more.
ASU makes the Fiske Guide to Colleges’ list of top 10 “Best Buy” public universities for quality in relation to cost and student debt. ASU is the only Arizona university selected for the top 10 Best Buy list and shares the accolade with other top public schools, including the University of Florida, Purdue University and the University of Washington.
ASU ranks No. 3 on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Top 30 College & University Partners listing. Seventy-seven percent of ASU’s total electricity use is green power, helping to reduce the effects of air pollution and emissions caused by conventional electricity use while supporting the development of clean energy resources. Read more.
Times Higher Education recognizes ASU as one of only two universities in the U.S. — and one of 43 globally — to achieve net zero emissions. The ranking appears in THE’s new data-led report on higher education’s climate-neutral commitments, The Race to Net Zero, which shows how universities worldwide are lowering their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve net zero. Read more.
ASU is ranked in the top 10 in the country by Washington Monthly for its community and national service, ahead of Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and Johns Hopkins. The service aspect of the ranking supports the ASU Charter which emphasizes "assuming responsibilities for the communities it serves."
ASU is No. 8 on the Peace Corps' 2020 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities, ahead of UC-Berkeley and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, 59 Sun Devils serve in the Peace Corps. Read more.
For the third year in a row, more than 60,000 employers and partners from the Global University Central Career Union and Lockin selected ASU, along with Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Chicago, as a recipient of its Exclusive Global Employer's Choice Award. The award recognizes outstanding career development support for overseas students.
Recognizing ASU for “improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities and revitalizing its civic and academic mission," the Carnegie Foundation bestows its "Community Engagement" classification on the university through 2025. Read more.
Newsweek identified ASU as one of America's Greatest Places to Work for Diversity 2023. The ranking is based on a pre-survey of HR professionals followed by an employee survey and an independent study of more than 350,000 company reviews. Survey participants responded to questions about corporate culture, working environment and other topics about their companies and others they were acquainted with.
ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management offers the world's No. 1 specialized Master of Global Management degree program. The 2019 Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal report surveyed 114 ranked business schools from 24 countries; Thunderbird was the only U.S.-based school to rank in the top 5 Master in Management specialty. Read more.