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.

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.

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."

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.