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.
No. 1 in U.S. for innovation

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 Stanford and MIT 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

#3
graduate local government management program in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
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#3 graduate local government management program in the U.S.

ASU's local government management graduate program No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in the Pac-12, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, ahead 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.

#5
online MBA program in nation
—U.S. News & World Report, 2018
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#5 online MBA program in nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business No. 5 in the nation and No. 1 in the Pac-12 for its online MBA program, on mission selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students. Read more.

ASU's School of Public Affairs earns 6 top 10 spots in national rankings
—U.S. News & World Report, 2021
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ASU's School of Public Affairs earns 6 top 10 spots in national rankings

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.

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Top 10 fine arts programs
—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
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Top 10 fine arts programs

U.S. News & World Report ranks two graduate fine arts programs in ASU's Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts in the country's top 10: ceramics (No. 4, No. 1 Pac-12) and photography (No. 6, No. 2 Pac-12). Read more.

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A top-ranked law school in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report, 2021
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A top-ranked law school in the nation

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.

Top five grad schools
Top 5 graduate business schools in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report
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Top 5 graduate business schools in the U.S.

Ranked as a national leader by U.S. News & World Report, ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business has three graduate degree programs among the country's top 5, each ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12: non-MBA online business (2), supply chain management and logistics (3) and online MBA (5).. Read more.

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A leader in undergraduate, graduate program excellence
—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
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A leader in undergraduate, graduate program excellence

A leading service ranking the excellence and innovation of the nation’s top universities, U.S. News & World Report rates 98 undergraduate and graduate programs at ASU among the top 50 in the country, including the No. 1 ranking for innovation five years in a row. See the list.