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 graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Twenty-nine graduate programs are top-10 in the country, ranking among the best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others.
ASU is ranked top in the nation and fifth in the world by Times Higher Education for advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including global impact on poverty and hunger, developing solutions for clean water and energy and promoting gender equality. Read more.
For the past 10 years, ASU has been a top-producing university for elite scholars. This impressive list includes 262 Gilman Scholars,192 Fulbright Scholars, 21 Goldwater Scholars, 14 Udall Scholars, 10 Gates Cambridge Scholars, 4 Marshall Scholars, 4 Truman Scholars, 2 Rhodes Scholars and 1 Churchill Scholar. Read more
Sun Devil Athletics again earns its highest NCAA Academic Progress Rate, second in the Pac-12 to Stanford. Women's tennis has earned a perfect 1000 annually since the 2003-04 start of the measurement, the only team in the sport among the Division I Power Five conferences to do so. Read more.
ASU is ranked a top 10 university in the U.S. for first-year experience, ahead of Brown and Princeton, 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. 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 powerhouse public schools, including the University of Florida, the University of Washington and Texas A&M. Read more.
ASU ranks among the top 10 universities in the nation for international students according to the Institute of International Education. More than 13,300 students from 136 countries were enrolled at ASU in the 2019–20 school year. Read more.
The annual QS World University Rankings recognizes ASU as the No. 3 university in the world for the quality of meaningful connections between potential employers and students — ahead of Stanford, MIT, Princeton and others. ASU also earns the No. 15 ranking for the excellence of its partnerships with employers — ahead of Cornell and UCLA, Read more
Among the top 20 in the country — No. 2 in the Pac-12 — ASU has been a top producer of Fulbright awards every year for the past 10 years. For 2019-20, ASU tied for 16th place, with 19 students accepted into the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program — more than the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame and MIT. Read more.
Arizona State University ranks top 10 nationally and #12 globally for U.S. patents awarded to universities in 2019, along with MIT, Stanford and Harvard. This notable ranking highlights ASU's entrepreneurial and innovative approach toward solving global challenges. Learn more.
ASU is ranked #16 among U.S. universities for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report, ahead of Caltech, Carnegie Mellon and MIT. This award recognizes universities demonstrating a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching. Read more.
ASU Online is among the top 10 for online bachelor's programs in the U.S. five years in a row, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 200 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.
Princeton Review ranks ASU a top U.S. university for undergraduate education in its "The Best 386 Colleges 2021" based on a survey of 143,000 students. Students praised the university for "innovation," the ability to “personalize every student’s experience” and "diversity" of the student body. Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, ASU is a “Best for Vets” school, as ranked by the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S. military members. Read more.
One of the country's fastest-growing research universities, ASU is No. 6 in the U.S. for research expenditures among institutions without a medical school, says the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. The university reports $639.6 million in research expenditures in 2019, up from $617.7 million a year before. Read more.
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.
ASU is recognized globally in six subject areas that rank in the top 20, including public administration, management, environmental science and engineering, law, business administration and education. Ten subject areas in the top 20 nationally. Read more.
ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management is a world leader in executive education, says The Financial Times in its 2020 edition of top international programs. Thunderbird's executive ed program placed in the top 4 percent of more than 1,000 world universities surveyed. Read more.
ASU is among the top universities in the world and top in the United States, according to the Center for World University Rankings. The list ranks the top 1,000 higher education institutions worldwide — out of more than 18,000 — and is considered one of the most prestigious world university distinctions. Read more.
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 2020. Read more.
Offering more than 250 program options in 65 countries, ASU ranks No. 9 in the U.S., No. 1 in the Pac-12, for students studying overseas. More than 2,560 ASU students traveled abroad in 2017–18 for credit-bearing coursework. Read more.
ASU's local government management graduate program ranks No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in the Pac-12, by U.S. News & World Report, ahead of Penn State, Georgetown and USC. It is one of nine graduate offerings in ASU's School of Public Affairs ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. Read more.
W. P. Carey School of Business ranks among the top in the nation with 6 of its online graduate programs in the top 10 — including online MBA (top 10 for nine consecutive years), general management MBA, MBA marketing, MBA business analytics, finance MBA and master's in business programs (excluding MBA). Read more.
ASU is among the five top producers of Teach For America educators, along with UCLA and UC Berkeley. Across the country, TFA corps members will impact 51 regions shaping the political, economic and social future of the nation. Read more.
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.
ASU is recognized with Active Minds’ Healthy Campus Award for the promotion and protection of the mental and physical health and overall well-being of its students. The prestigious award reflects ASU’s commitment to campus health, leading to greater student engagement, retention and success. Read more.
Recognized as one of North America's greenest colleges and universities, ASU ranks No. 4 out of 300 by Sierra magazine's "Cool Schools" sustainability ranking, ahead of Colorado State, Cornell and UC Berkeley. Read more.
ASU's School of Public Affairs secures 6 top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings, including emergency management and homeland security, local government management, urban policy, public management and leadership, environmental policy and nonprofit management. Read more.
Slate.com has named ASU President Michael M. Crow one of the 25 “Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of our Time” for his efforts to reshape the American public university, combining inventiveness with practicality. The article explores Crow’s ideas about how universities can better connect with the real world. 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 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication students won more awards at the Broadcast Education Association’s 2020 Festival of Media Arts competition than any other school in the nation. With honors in 18 different broadcast categories, including two entries that received the prestigious Best of Festival recognition, this year is the 10th time in 11 years that ASU has finished with the most news division awards. Read more.
ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is in the top 10 among the nation's public university graduate schools, says U.S. News & World Report. Ranked the top law school in Arizona, the college tops Fordham, the University of California-Irvine, the University of Iowa and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill among others, according to the annual survey. Read more.
ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business has 21 degree programs, including both undergraduate and graduate, that rank among the country's top 25. Top programs include graduate project management, supply chain management and logistics and business analytics. Read more.
ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business's full-time MBA program climbed from the top 50 MBA programs globally to the top 25, ranking No. 23 worldwide by The Economist. The W. P. Carey MBA program is recognized for its small, personalized classes and a high return on investment for tuition. Read more.
ASU President Michael M. Crow is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation’s 2013 Academic Leadership Award, which honors university presidents who are committed to excellence and access, curricular innovation, and the promotion of strong links between their institutions and their local communities. Read more.
Washington Monthly has recognized ASU President Michael M. Crow as one of the most innovative college presidents for his tangible impact on thousands of students’ lives. The publication praises President Crow for raising graduation rates and enrolling a significant number of students from below the poverty line. Read more.
For 19 consecutive years, students in ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have placed in the top 10 in the U.S. among prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards winners and finished in the top 5 for 10 of those years. This year Cronkite students took home first place in writing and came in third overall in the yearlong competition. Read more.
ASU places No. 6 among U.S. universities for tech company hires at some of the largest tech companies including Amazon, Apple and Google, according to a survey by the recruitment firm SHL. ASU outranked Georgia Tech and UCLA. The survey also ranked ASU No. 2 for graduates who go on to work for top banks. Read more.
A leading service ranking the excellence and innovation of the nation’s top universities, U.S. News & World Report rates 82 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. See the list.
President Crow is selected as one of the Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine. The list recognizes global leaders in business, government, philanthropy and the arts who are "transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same." Read more.
ASU is selected as the No. 10 best performing university in the world in the subject of education by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. More than 4,000 universities were ranked across 54 different subjects. Read more.
ASU makes the Forbes "America's Best Value Colleges." The ranking highlights schools with the highest quality and best financial outcomes. Schools were ranked based on educational quality, cost, net debt, alumni wages, timely graduation and access for students who need financial assistance. Read more.
A first-ever ranking issued by U.S. News & World Report recognizes ASU as No. 2 for best online bachelor's in psychology programs. 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.
President Michael M. Crow was selected for the 2020 Eisenhower Award for his service as chairman of In-Q-Tel, a firm that invests in new technologies supporting the defense and intelligence communities, and for his leadership as president of ASU preparing future leaders in technology, commerce and public service. Read more.
A brand-new ranking issued by 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. Read more.
W. P. Carey School of Business ranks No. 22 in Inc. magazine's 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 has received the Best China Career Services Award from AUCA. In addition, over 60,000 employers and partners from Lockin and the Global University Central Career Union selected ASU for the 2020 Exclusive Global Employer's Choice Award in recognition of world-class professionalism and recruitment in China. Read more.