ASU Online Rankings

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ASU Online is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer online courses and degree programs through Arizona State University. Our online degrees, renowned faculty and exceptional student experience have gained the acclaim of prestigious ranking organizations. These include the National Science Foundation, U.S. News & World Report and Times Higher Education.

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Is ASU Online a good school?
Is ASU Online a good school?

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#1 in the U.S. for innovation

Join ASU's culture of discovery, which is infused within its DNA. This ranking signifies our commitment to promising changes in adaptive learning, rigorous curricula, innovative technologies and global solutions.

Top 5 best online bachelor’s degrees

Increase your marketability and earning potential with a bachelor's degree. ASU Online is among the top 5 for bachelor's degrees in the U.S. based on faculty expertise, student services and more.

Among the best graduate schools in the U.S.

A master's or PhD degree takes determination, hard work and vision. At ASU, you can pursue a graduate degree that ranks among the best in nation, including law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and more.

Recognition and awards for ASU Online degrees

You can use ASU Online rankings to evaluate the quality of our programs and determine whether we’re a good fit to fulfill your academic goals. U.S. News & World Report, a recognized leader in college and graduate school rankings, recently published their best online programs rankings for 2024.

U.S. News & World Report compiles rankings based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs from regionally accredited institutions. The rankings are based on important factors for potential students, like you, such as faculty credentials, peer review, student engagement, student services and technology, which are collected directly from each institution.


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Global Impact Rankings 2022

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities based on the 17 United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). These rankings compare 1,406 universities from more than 100 countries/regions based on pressing global issues ranging from climate change to access to education.

#1 nationally and #2 internationally for efforts toward UN sustainability goals

In the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, ASU retained the top national spot for the third consecutive year ahead of Michigan State University, Penn State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University.

Globally, ASU ranked #2 overall ahead of University College London, University of Toronto and University of Queensland. ASU also achieved #1 rankings in three SDGs: sustainable cities and communities, life below water and life on land — as well as #4 in climate action, #6 in eradicating poverty, #7 in clean water and sanitation and #9 in peace, justice and strong institutions. ASU's commitment to our charter contributes to a sustainable future for all.

ASU is a leading research university

National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Rankings

In the past decade, ASU has more than doubled its research funding as one of the fastest-growing research universities in the nation. ASU inspires its community to take a solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Building on a legacy of excellence, ASU has received substantial research dollars from federal agencies. ASU’s rise in the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey rankings demonstrate its strength in discovering scientific insights for pressing global challenges. ASU’s research expenditures have yielded the most significant impact in rovers on Mars, fighting COVID-19, giving robots range of movement and more. Here’s how ASU’s R&D expenditures compare:

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