ASU Rankings

Arizona State University is recognized globally as a top-ranked knowledge enterprise focused on solutions to society’s greatest challenges, advancing a better life for all.
ASU number one in innovation
#1 in the U.S. for innovation

For the third straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU No. 1 on its “Most Innovative Schools” list, ahead of No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 MIT. ASU again topped 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 among best graduate schools
Among best graduate schools in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report
Graduate, Education
Among best graduate schools in the U.S.

ASU’s graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. ASU is listed among the nation’s best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others. Read more.

Top 10
Top 10 in the U.S. for employability
Ahead of MIT, Columbia, UCLA
—Times Higher Education
Alumni
Top 10 in the U.S. for employability

Times Higher Education lists ASU as one of the best in the country for preparing graduates for jobs, as chosen by employers in the Global University Employability Survey 2016. ASU ranks No. 9 in the country, ahead of MIT, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Duke, UCLA and the University of California, among other leading universities. Read more.

Elite scholars
A top producer of the world’s elite scholars
—Frank Office of National Scholarships Advisement
Education, Excellence, Undergraduate, Leadership
A top producer of the world’s elite scholars

ASU, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago are the only four institutions in the nation with elite Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners. ASU’s six faculty and 15 student Fulbright scholars in the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program are yet another testament to the breadth and excellence of the university’s programs. Read more

A ‘Best Buy’ for excellence and value
A ‘Best Buy’ for excellence and value
—Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018
Education, Excellence, Undergraduate
A ‘Best Buy’ for excellence and value

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 lists ASU as a “Best Buy” among just 20 U.S. public universities earning the premier designation. Fiske describes ASU as a university “where ‘massive innovation’ is the norm and where an interdisciplinary culture is seen as the best means of developing ‘world-changing ideas.’”

ASU a best college value - Kiplinger
Best Bang for Tuition Buck
—Princeton Review
Education
Best Bang for Tuition Buck

Recognized for “stellar academics, affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates,” ASU is Arizona's only school in the 2018 Princeton Review “Colleges That Pay You Back.” ASU's focus on innovation, its efforts to “personalize every student’s experience,” along with “endless … opportunities for success" are highlighted in student reviews listed in the annual survey. Read more.

ASU a prestigious global university
A prestigious global university
Global, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
—Times Higher Education
Global, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
A prestigious global university

For the first time in its history, ASU has been recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious universities by Times Higher Education. THE’s World Reputation rankings are based on a survey of more than 10,000 scholars from 133 countries. Universities are graded based on teaching and research excellence. Read more.

ASU Fulbright Rankings
Top 10 in the U.S. for Fulbright faculty scholars
—Chronicle of Higher Education
Graduate, Education
Top 10 in the U.S. for Fulbright faculty scholars

ASU produces the sixth-highest number of Fulbright faculty scholars among the nation’s research institutions in 2016, while the university’s aspiring student scholars achieve 15 Fulbright student awards, ahead of Cornell, Duke and UC Berkeley. Read more.

#4
online undergraduate degree program in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Education, U.S. News & World Report
#4 online undergraduate degree program in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU’s online bachelor’s degree program No. 4 in the nation, ranking ahead of Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Illinois, among others. Read more.

ASU a leader in undergraduate education
A leader in undergraduate education
—The Princeton Review
Education, Undergraduate, Leadership, Excellence
A leader in undergraduate education

The Princeton Review ranks ASU as one of the country’s top universities for undergraduate education in its 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges.” The ranking puts ASU in the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges in America, citing ASU for its outstanding academics, quality of student life and numerous internship opportunities. Read more.

#5
in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates
—The Wall Street Journal
Business, Education, Management
#5 in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates

ASU ranks No. 5 on the most recent list of top universities favored by employers for producing the best-qualified graduates, according to The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ survey identified the academic degrees and colleges that “best prepare students to land satisfying, high-paying jobs with growth potential.” Read more.

#1
public university chosen by international students
—Institute of International Education
Global, Education, Graduate
#1 public university chosen by international students

ASU ranks as the top public research institution for international students, according to the Institute of International Education. ASU's international student enrollment has more than doubled in the past five years, with students from more than 135 countries enrolling in undergraduate and graduate programs in every discipline. Read more.

ASU a Ford Motor Company Premier School
A Ford Motor Company Premier School
—Ford Motor Company
Business
A Ford Motor Company Premier School

ASU is considered a premier school by Ford Motor Company for its recruiting and hiring needs — Ford’s highest possible distinction for a university. ASU is one of just 22 schools with this distinction, a prestigious group that includes MIT, Notre Dame and UC-Berkeley. Ford is not alone in its high regard for ASU talent: Nearly 50 of the country’s top corporations have identified ASU as a “top” recruiting target. Read more.

#8
college in the nation for veterans
—College Factual
Education, Military/Veteran
#8 college in the nation for veterans

College Factual ranks ASU No. 8 on its “Best Colleges for Veterans” list and praises the university for participating in the four main federal veterans programs and for offering military service members an online option. ASU is the only school in Arizona to make the top 10. Read more.

ASU a top world university
A top world university
—Center for World University Rankings
Global, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
A top world university

ASU is among the top 150 universities in the world and top 61 in the United States, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the list ranks more than 1,200 higher education institutions worldwide and is considered one of the most prestigious world university distinctions. Read more.

ASU Entrepreneurship
Innovation in social entrepreneurship
—Ashoka U
Innovation in social entrepreneurship

Changemaker Central, a student-led initiative at ASU, earned an “Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award” for its high-impact approach to positive change and innovation in social entrepreneurship. Read more.

#15
executive education in the world
—Kiplinger
Business, Leadership, Education
#15 executive education in the world

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU ranks No. 15 on the Financial Times’ list of executive education rankings. The Financial Times rankings considers factors such as open-enrollment and the high quality of custom executive education programs offered. Read more.

ASU Presidential recognition for community service
Presidential recognition for community service
—President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
President, Feature Articles
Presidential recognition for community service

ASU was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the highest federal recognition a university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. This was the fifth consecutive year ASU made the list. Read more.

ASU generates business activity
Award for helping generate business activity
—State Science and Technology Institute
Business
Award for helping generate business activity

Launched to help high-potential startup companies, ASU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Groups won the “Most Promising Technology-based Economic Development Initiative” award from the State Science and Technology Institute, which recognized ASU's creative use of existing resources and strong support of the public-private sector to generate business activity. Read more.

#4
city management and urban policy programs in the nation
Ahead of Harvard, University of California-Berkeley and Syracuse
—U.S. News & World Report
Graduate, Education, Policy, Management, U.S. News & World Report
#4 city management and urban policy programs in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has spotlighted the School of Public Affairs in ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions. The school’s city management programs rank No. 4 in the country, higher than Harvard, University of California-Berkeley and Syracuse. Read more.

ASU Carnegie Community Foundation
Recipient: Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
—Carnegie Foundation
Education
Recipient: Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized ASU for its deep engagement with local, regional, national and global communities, saying ASU is “improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities, and revitalizing its civic and academic mission.” Read more.

#5
online MBA program in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Business, Management, Education, Graduate, U.S. News & World Report
#5 online MBA program in nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business No. 5 in the nation for its online MBA program. The ranking considers factors such as admission selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students. Read more.

ASU Changemaker Campus Consortium
Member: Changemaker Campus Consortium
—Ashoka
Feature Articles, Education
Member: Changemaker Campus Consortium

ASU has earned a coveted place in the Changemaker Campus Consortium announced by Ashoka U, branch of Ashoka, a global nonprofit network of more than 2,500 social entrepreneurs. Its mission is to support universities and colleges that seek to be leaders in social entrepreneurship education. Read more.

#3
Teach For America recruits
—Teach For America annual ranking of colleges and universities, 2017
Education, Leadership
A leader in Teach For America recruits

The Mary Lou Teachers College ranks No. 3 in the U.S. for contributing graduates to Teach For America. The college has provided a consistent pool of talented, diverse and service-minded teachers committed to teaching at least two years in urban and rural public schools across the country. Read more.

Top 25
Top producer: Peace Corps volunteers
—Peace Corps Top 25
Feature Articles, Alumni, Education, Global
Top producer: Peace Corps volunteers

ASU has made the Peace Corps’ annual list of "Top 25 Colleges and Universities" for four consecutive years. ASU ranks No. 22 among all large universities, with 33 alumni volunteering. Since its inception in 1961, more than 1,000 ASU alumni have served in the Peace Corps. Read more.

ASU National Climate Impact Recognition
National climate-impact recognition
—ACUPCC
Feature Articles, Leadership
National climate-impact recognition

ASU is one of 15 higher education institutions honored by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment for its “Celebrating Sustainability” series. Recognized by ACUPCC for cutting-edge work in promoting sustainability, ASU earned the distinction because of its commitment to rely on solar power in fueling its energy needs. Read more.

#11
school to earn an online degree
—U.S. News & World Report
Education
#11 school to earn an online degree

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” lists ASU No. 11 overall for undergraduate online programs. The rankings factor in graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students. Read more.

#13
public affairs school in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Education, U.S. News & World Report
#13 public affairs school in the nation

The School of Public Affairs, based in ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions, is among the top 15 “Best Public Affairs Schools” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list. Read more.

Crow named one of best college presidents
President Crow: one of the best college presidents
—TIME magazine
President, Leadership
President Crow: one of the best college presidents

TIME Magazine has named ASU President Michael M. Crow one of the 10 best college presidents in the U.S. Crow has focused the vision and goals of ASU — as a New American University — on academic excellence, broad access to all qualified students and meaningful community impact. Read more.

#11
graduate education program in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Graduate, Education, Policy
#11 graduate education program in nation

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College continues to rise in rankings of the nation’s top education graduate programs. U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings list ASU’s Teachers College as No. 11 among 256 public and private graduate education programs reviewed nationwide. Read more.

Michael Crow an innovative thinker
President Crow: a ‘most innovative and practical thinker’
—Slate
President, Leadership, Feature Articles
President Crow: a ‘most innovative and practical thinker’

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.

Home to a Top Business Incubator
A top university business incubator
—University Business Incubator Index
Business, Feature Articles, Leadership
A top university business incubator

ASU ranks in the top 20 on the University Business Incubator Index of the “Top Global University Incubators,” which reviewed 550 university incubators across the globe. ASU Venture Catalyst helps startup companies get off the ground through assistance with business plan development, mentorship, interim management and other services. Read more.

#20
fine arts school in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Art, Education, U.S. News & World Report
#20 fine arts school in nation

ASU's School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts ranks No. 20 nationwide among fine arts graduate schools on the 2017 list released by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Art climbed two spots from the year before. Read more.

ASU Festival of Media Arts awards
Most Festival of Media Arts awards
—Broadcast Education Association
Success, Undergraduate, Art
Most Festival of Media Arts awards

ASU students cleaned up at a recent 2016 Broadcast Education Association’s “Festival of Media Arts” competition. Students from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication earned 12 awards — more than the second and third place finishers combined. The win marked the sixth time in seven years that the Cronkite School finished with the most news division awards. Read more.

ASU 30 Under 30
Three alums on esteemed '30 under 30' lists
—Forbes Magazine
Alumni, Success, Graduate, Excellence
Three alums on esteemed '30 under 30' lists

Forbes magazine recognized three ASU graduates on its recent “30 under 30” list, which features people in their 20s who are changing the world. 60secondrecap.com notes that ASU is one of the top-mentioned schools on the Forbes list, with more graduates on the prestigious roll call than Cornell, Duke, Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins.

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#25
law school in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Graduate, Education, Policy, U.S. News & World Report
#25 law school in nation

ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ranks No. 25 nationwide among public and private law schools, according to the 2018 “Best Law Schools” list released by U.S. News & World Report. The list also recognizes ASU for its flagship programs, including legal writing (No. 6), dispute resolution (No. 10) and health law (No. 16). Read more.

ASU a military friendly school
A 'Military Friendly School'
—G.I. Jobs Magazine
Education, Military/Veteran
A 'Military Friendly School'

ASU is a top-ranked 2016 "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine for the seventh consecutive year. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are leaders in providing educational support benefits and paths to success to military veterans. Read more.

#25
business school in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Business, Management, Education, U.S. News & World Report
#25 business school in nation

W. P. Carey School of Business ranks in the top 25 among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" for business in the nation. Read more.

ASU Full-Time MBA Program
A 'world-class' full-time MBA program
—The Economist
Business, Graduate, Education, Excellence
A 'world-class' full-time MBA program

The W. P. Carey School of Business ranks No. 47 on The Economist's review of the best full-time MBA programs in the world. The full-time W. P. Carey MBA program is known for its small, personalized classes and a high return on investment for tuition. Read more.

Crow Academic Leadership Award
President Crow: an Academic Leadership Award winner
—Carnegie Corporation
President, Leadership, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
President Crow: an Academic Leadership Award winner

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.

ASU an outstanding public university
One of the nation’s outstanding public universities
—American City Business Journals
Excellence, Leadership, Education
One of the nation’s outstanding public universities

American City Business Journals named ASU as one of the top 100 public universities in the U.S. ASU is listed No. 57, based on retention and graduation rates, affordable tuition and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, prestigious reputations, and selective admission processes. Read more.

Crow Innovative College President
President Crow: an ‘innovative college president’
—Washington Monthly
President, Leadership, Top Articles, Feature Articles
President Crow: an ‘innovative college president’

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.

ASU a Top 10 Hearst Award Winner
A top-10 Hearst Award winner
—Hearst Journalism Awards
Success, Undergraduate, Excellence
A top-10 Hearst Award winner

For 13 consecutive years, students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have placed in the top 10 nationally in the Hearst Journalism Awards, widely recognized as the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. Meanwhile, a Cronkite student has won the annual Hearst Journalism Awards national television championships for three years in a row. Read more.

Graduate and undergraduate rankings
—U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
Graduate and undergraduate rankings

U.S. News & World Report has ranked colleges and their programs for more than 30 years, providing a go-to guide to parents and students making an important decision about higher education. Not only has the publication ranked Arizona State University No. 1 in innovation for two years in a row, but it has given top scores to a wide variety of ASU programs, everything from bioengineering and computer science to nursing and social work. Read more

Ranking Keith Ryu
Top 10 in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires
Ahead of MIT, Cornell, UCLA
—HiringSolved
Top 10 in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires

HiringSolved, a global tech recruiter, places ASU in the top 10 universities in the U.S. with the most undergraduates and graduate alumni hired by the 25 biggest Silicon Valley employers. Read more.

Ranking Pop mechanics
Top 10 in the U.S., Canada for preparing students in science, tech
—Popular Mechanics
Top 10 in the U.S., Canada for preparing students in science, tech

Breaking North America into seven regions, Popular Mechanics lists ASU as the No. 1 STEM university in the U.S. Southwest, citing ASU for its innovation and student preparation through STEM classes, academic clubs, undergraduate research and ties to industry: “ASU is a premier research institution and gold mine for curious students.” Read more.

WP Carey Shanghai
Top 10 in the world business management
Ahead of MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley — Academic Ranking of World Universities
—Shanghai Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities
Top 10 in the world business management

The Shanghai Ranking, one of the most prestigious annual rankings of international research universities, lists the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business management degree program among the top 10 in the world, based on a global survey of more than 500 top universities in 52 subject areas. Read more.