U.S. News Rankings

The 2022 U.S. News badges

The magazine U.S. News & World Report gathers data on 1,466 undergraduate institutions and more than 2,125 graduate programs, both public and private, and ranks them on an annual basis. The magazine also calculates ratings on other matters such as Best Places to Live. The College of Education and Health Professions and its students have much to be proud of every year.

The 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, published in March 2021, provides a summary of the rankings it gives the University of Arkansas in the fields surveyed.

The college's graduate education programs ranked at No. 67, in a tie with three other colleges. The college’s Counselor Education and Supervision graduate degree program holds its rank at No. 27, in a tie with four other universities, in the magazine's Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs.

Online Degree Programs

The college’s most recent "badges" were earned in the online education sphere. The college’s online rankings were announced by U.S. News in January 2022.

Online bachelor's degree programs across the Fayetteville campus ranked No. 21 among 337 ranked programs in the U.S. The college's online bachelor's degrees also placed No. 16 in Best Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans and online graduate degrees in Education placed No. 19 for vets for 2022.

Among the U of A online bachelor's degree programs are:

Online master's degree programs in education ranked No. 72 among 296 ranked institutions nationally. The online program in Educational Leadership ranked No. 27 within the specialties subcategory "Educational Administration and Supervision."

Graduate education degree programs delivered online:

U.S. News does not issue new rankings every year for all programs.


In September 2021, the article "U of A Continues to Rank Among Best Public Universities by U.S. News" noted the publication now ranks undergraduate nursing programs and placed the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing among the top 120 out of 694 programs at both public and private universities and top 90 among public institutions only.

The U.S. News’ overview page for the University of Arkansas offers campus facts at a glance.

What about the community in which the campus is set?

Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been ranked No. 4 for Best Places to Live, with an overall score of 7.3 of 10, in "150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-22" of U.S. News. Its summary begins, "Located in a region that's experiencing drastic growth, Fayetteville — together with Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale — has transformed from a small town to a center of higher education, culture, commerce and entrepreneurialism. The area known as Northwest Arkansas is the birthplace of Walmart, the headquarters of Tyson Foods and the home of the University of Arkansas, the flagship campus of the U of A system."