U.S. News Rankings

US News Badges

The magazine U.S. News & World Report gathers data on more than 1,800 undergraduate institutions and more than 2,000 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 graduate education programs of the college jumped into the top 50 overall, according to the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, ranking at No. 50, in a tie with five other colleges and also up three spots from its 2020 ranking. The college also ranked No. 37 among public institutions, up six spots from last year. The college’s Rehabilitation Counseling program in the Counselor Education and Supervision degree program was also included among the Best Health Schools 2021.

The 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools was published in March 2020. The University of Arkansas overall performed well.

The college’s most recent “badges” were earned in the online education sphere. Among the college’s online rankings in 2020, posted in U.S. News, were:

  • No. 29 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The ranking was a tie with three other programs. The college also placed No. 22 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The ranking was a tie with three other programs. U.S. News details these categories together.
  • No. 42 (tie with five other programs) in Best Online Master’s in Education Programs. In addition, the college placed No. 14 (tie with three other programs) in Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans. The publication details these.

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

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

What about the community in which the campus is set?

Fayetteville, Arkansas, continues to be ranked at No. 4 for Best Places to Live, with an overall score of 7.3 out of 10, by 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 Wal-Mart, the headquarters of Tyson Foods and the home of the University of Arkansas, the flagship campus of the U of A system."