ASU ranks second among up-and-coming schools in the U.S.

September 12, 2014 · 1 min read · By ASU Online

Arizona State University is ranked No. 2 in the nation among up-and-coming schools in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Rankings. The ranking looks at universities most often cited by college administrators asked to nominate schools that have made the most promising and innovative changes in academics.


As an institution committed to innovation, Arizona State University has a celebrated history of continually improving higher education. That’s why ASU is proud to be ranked No. 2 in the nation among up-and-coming schools in 2015, as recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Colleges rankings.

This distinction marks ASU’s dedication to progress. To earn the honor, ASU was found in the top tier of universities that college administrators nominated for inspiring developments in three categories: academics, faculty and student life.

When it comes to academics, ASU prides itself on adding new degrees in budding fields to motivate students in new directions. ASU stands out as a leader, invested in areas like student support, community partnerships and student entrepreneurship. That’s why ASU succeeds so often in fostering more opportunities for graduates.

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ASU’s prestige expands beyond the up-and-coming schools ranking to include a range of recognition for programs in engineering, business, law and many others. Additionally, ASU garnered attention as a best school for veterans and online programs, as well as earned accolades as a top public school.


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