US News & World Report ranks UArizona among the top 50 public universities

By Nick Prevenas, University Communications


The University of Arizona received several strong marks in the 2023 US News & World Report Best Colleges Ranking published today.

UArizona ranks 105th overall and 48th among public universities. The university ranks 11th among all colleges and universities designated as Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

“I am very proud that the University of Arizona has once again been recognized as one of the top public universities in the country,” said the University of Arizona President Robert C Robbins. “We are an institution that serves a robust and diverse student body made up of students who study alongside many of the world’s leading scholars. This ranking is a great reflection of our commitment to our students.”

The university’s Management Information Systems undergraduate program maintained its excellent position (#5 overall, #3 among public universities). UArizona also achieved strong scores for its undergraduate programs in Accounting (tie 20) and Entrepreneurship (tie 21). Both programs have improved by 11 places compared to last year’s ranking. Eller College of Management is ranked #30 overall by US News for the best business programs in the country.

Arizona was ranked 29th overall in nursing, 54th overall in computer science, 54th in engineering, 67th on the list of top colleges for veterans, and 75th on the “A+” list. Schools for B students.”

Each year, US News also publishes a Best Value Ranking, which reflects a school’s academic quality, as reflected in the 2023 Ranking, and the 2021-22 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The university put No. 143 on that list.

In the publication’s annual list of top graduate schools, released March 29, US News ranked Eller College of Management’s Management Information Systems program #1 among public universities and #3 overall. UArizona’s geology program rose to #2 overall.

Other current rankings are:

  • UArizona was ranked 87th overall and 51st among public universities by The Washington Monthly 2022 National University Rankingspublished on August 28th. This ranking analyzes colleges and universities based on their contribution to the common good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and public service promotion.
  • UArizona ranked #256 out of 3,098 institutions analyzed Non-partisan political center for his report on university return. UArizona was ranked #59 among public universities and #1 in Arizona. According to the BPC’s analysis, its estimate of the lifetime return on enrollment at UArizona is $1,055,820.
  • UArizona ranked 131st overall and 56th among public universities in Forbes’ annual list America’s Top Collegespublished on August 30th.

US News & World Report ranks colleges and universities based on various criteria of academic quality. Measures under consideration for national universities include graduation and retention rates, peer and advisor evaluation, faculty resources (such as class size, benefits and salaries), student selectivity, student financial resources, donations of alumni and graduation rate performance Difference between actual and projected graduation rates.

Editor’s Note: Not all academic programs are rated annually by US News & World Report. However, all the above rankings are newly published. US News & World Report also publishes rankings of the best online programs, the best global universities, and the best graduate programs. For questions about the rankings of specific programs and departments, email [email protected].

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