Each of Arizona’s three public universities consistently stands out in prestigious rankings, demonstrating the ability of these institutions to deliver outstanding programs at scale.

Here are some examples of university excellence from 2016-17:​

  • For the second consecutive year, Arizona State University ranked No. 1 among the nation’s “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News & World Report, ahead of Stanford and MIT. ASU was also chosen by employers in the Global University Employability Survey 2016 as one of the top ten in the nation for graduate employability, ahead of MIT, UCLA and Columbia. Learn more.
  • ​For the second year in a row, Northern Arizona University ranked first on Best College Reviews’ 2016 list of the 25 Best Online Colleges. The W. A. Franke College of Business at NAU continues to rank as one of the nation’s top business schools for veterans, as listed in “Best for Vets: Business Schools” rankings, Military Times in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Learn more.
  • The National Science Foundation ranks the University of Arizona No. 1 in physical sciences research and No. 21 overall in research funding among U.S. public institutions. U.S. News & World Report ranks the UA among America’s Best Colleges and the Princeton Review lists the UA as one of the nation’s best universities. Learn more.