U.S. News Rankings

The magazine U.S. News & World Report gathers data on 1,500 undergraduate institutions and more than 2,200 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.

Graduate Programs

The U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools provides a summary of the 2023-24 rankings it gives the University of Arkansas in the fields surveyed. The college's graduate education programs ranked at No. 64, in a tie with five other colleges. The Master of Science Rehabilitation Counseling concentration of the college’s Counselor Education and Supervision program is ranked at No. 19 of Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs, in a tie with 10 other schools' programs. Grants are available for qualifying counseling students.

Online Degree Programs

The 2023 U.S. News badges

The college’s most recent "badges" were earned in the online education sphere. The university’s online rankings were announced by U.S. News in January 2023.

Online bachelor's degree programs across the Fayetteville campus ranked No. 35 among more than 1,800 programs surveyed in the U.S. Among the U of A online bachelor's degree programs are:

Online master's degree programs in education ranked No. 74 among ranked institutions nationally.

Graduate education degree programs delivered online:

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

Overview

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. 10 for Best Places to Live, with an overall score of 6.7 of 10, in "150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023-24" 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."