U.S. News Rankings

2018 U.S. News Online Education 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 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools was published in March 2018, announcing graduate programs in the College of Education and Health Professions, the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the College of Engineering ranked in the top 50. COEHP's Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranked at No. 34 among public institutions. The Master of Science in Nursing is ranked at No. 50 among public institutions, rising 41 places from last year. Overall, U.S. News annual report ranked COEHP's as the No. 36 school of education among public institutions and No. 46 overall. That's a leap of 14 and 20 places respectively from last year.

Online graduate education programs ranked No. 56 among 309 assessed institutions and No. 48 among public institutions in the U.S. News rankings for 2018, while online bachelor’s degree programs stood at No. 16. Graduate education degrees delivered online are master’s and doctorates in adult and lifelong learning, master’s and doctorates in educational leadership, a master’s in educational technology, master’s and doctorates in human resource and workforce development education, an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction, a master’s in physical education and a master’s in special education. “This is a credit to our incredible faculty who teach online,” said Dean Michael Miller. “I’m confident these programs will continue to provide access to learners who need online programs.”

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

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."

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.