The latest college rankings have been released, and Arizona schools saw mixed results. The University of Arizona (UA) ranked 115th on the national universities list, while Northern Arizona University (NAU) placed 249th.
UA has been steadily climbing in the rankings in recent years, up from 125th last year and 142nd in 2021. The university’s ranking among public schools improved as well, from 62nd to 58th. UA also ranked 119th on the best value list, which takes into account both academic quality and affordability.
NAU’s ranking has remained relatively stable in recent years, ranking 250th in 2022 and 251st in 2021. However, the university’s ranking among public schools improved from 146th to 135th.
The rankings were released by U.S. News & World Report, which has been publishing college rankings for over 30 years. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including academic excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, and graduation rates.
UA President Robert C. Robbins said he was pleased with the university’s ranking, but he noted that there is still room for improvement.
“We are committed to providing our students with the best possible education,” Robbins said. “We will continue to work hard to improve our ranking and make UA one of the top universities in the country.”
NAU President Rita Cheng said she was proud of the university’s ranking, but she also emphasized the importance of providing a quality education for all students.
“We are committed to providing our students with a world-class education,” Cheng said. “We are focused on making NAU an even more affordable and accessible option for students from all backgrounds.”
The latest college rankings are a mixed bag for Arizona schools. UA has made significant progress in recent years, while NAU has remained relatively stable. Both universities are committed to providing their students with a high-quality education, and they are likely to continue to improve in the rankings in the years to come.