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Arizona State University climbs in American City Business Journals Rankings

ASU ranked top university in Arizona

Tempe, Ariz., February 26, 2016 Arizona State University has climbed nine spots in this year’s rankings from American City Business Journals, the parent company of  business publications across the country including the Phoenix Business Journal.  The rankings examine 477 public universities and colleges to determine which institutions offer the best educational experience to students.  Download Full Image

ASU ranked 57th and was the top-ranked university in Arizona, coming ahead of both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.

Comparing these results with last year’s ratings, Arizona State University was up nine, while UA fell by 20, coming in at No. 99.  NAU was not in the top 250 listed schools last year but ranked No. 192 this year. 

The rankings are based on the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.  Recent college rankings from Forbes, Kiplinger’s and U.S. News & World Report were also considered.  These results take into account selectivity of admissions, retention and graduation rates, reputations for prestige, resources, tuition affordability, housing costs, faculty and student diversity, and economically robust communities

To read the more about the rankings, please consult the Phoenix Business Journal article.

Communications coordinator, ASU Media Relations