Arizona State University (ASU) is one of the world's top universities. It is classified as a Research University with Very High research activity under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Notable ASU alumni include: Betsey Bayless (former Arizona Secretary of State), Jane Dee Hull (former Governor of Arizona), Steve T. Kirby (former Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota), Cecil Heftel (founder Heftel Broadcasting; former U.S. Representative), Sal Bando (former MLB player), Isaac Austin (former NBA player), Juan Roque (former NFL player), etc.


- Graduate programs at ASU are ranked among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools”. Areas with high rankings include:
  - Engineering programs (No. 44 among both public and private universities)
  - Business programs (No. 11 among public schools)
  - Education programs (No. 25 among public universities and No. 36 overall)
  - Public affairs programs (No. 25)
  - City management (No. 6)
  - Public management/administration (No. 8)
  - Legal writing (No. 9)
  - Fine arts (No. 30)
  - Law (No. 38)
  - Earth science (No. 17)
  - Education policy (No. 11)
  - Secondary teacher education  (No. 11)
  - Education psychology (No. 12)
  - Elementary teacher education (No. 14)
  - Student counseling and personnel services (No. 15)
  - Education curriculum and instruction (No. 17)
  - Education administration and supervision (No. 17)
  - International supply chain/logistics  (No. 5)
  - Information systems  (No. 16)
  - Accounting (No. 27)

- 20th in the US News Part Time MBA Rankings 2011.

- 143rd among Tier 1 national universities (US News and World Report 2011).

- Arizona State University has been named to the "Green Honor Roll" by the Princeton Review, and earned an "A-" grade on the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card.

- 94th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- 309th in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009.

- Arizona State University has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s best college buys, and by G.I. Jobs magazine as one of the nation’s top military-friendly schools.

- 51st in the ranking of Top Graduate Schools in History (USNWR 2006).

- 24th in the NRC Ranking of Top Geosciences Doctoral Programs in the US (1995).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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