U.S. News Rankings
The magazine U.S. News & World Report gathers data on more than 1,800 undergraduate institutions and more than 1,900 graduate
programs 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 is proud to share
its recent reports that have bearing here.
The college in the magazine's report for 2018 was tied at No. 66 for Best Education School. Its overview paragraph notes, "The College of Education and Health Professions at University of Arkansas has a rolling application deadline. ... The College of Education and Health Professions at University of Arkansas has 88 full-time faculty on staff with a 2.8:1 ratio of full-time equivalent doctoral students to full-time faculty." The other schools rated at No. 66 were State University of New York at Albany (SUNY) and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City. "Education school overview details [are] based on 2016 data," the magazine states, adding that COEHP's education programs had 249 full-time students at the Fayetteville campus.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, was placed at No. 5 for Best Places to Live in 2017, 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."
Both online undergraduate and graduate programs ranked higher in 2017's Best Online Programs than in previous years. The University of Arkansas online bachelor's programs tied for No. 36 with eight other universities. U.S. News begins its list by stating, "These are the best online bachelor's degree programs, based on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates and academic and career support services offered to students." The university's online graduate education program tied for No. 47, along with eight other universities. The magazine's general summation states, "These are the best online master's in education degree programs, based on factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services offered to students." The college detailed these two scores in the article "U of A Online Bachelor's and Master's Programs Rise in 'U.S. News' Rankings." Michael T. Miller, dean of the College of Education and Health Professions, said, "We are pleased to see these programs continue to rise in the U.S. News & World Report rankings."
The doctoral Rehabilitation Education and Research Program -- in the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders -- is ranked No. 13 on the U.S. News 2015 listing of best graduate schools.