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Institutional Research & Analysis

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Institutional Research & Analysis

Rankings

We submit institutional data on behalf of the University to college guides and ranking agencies throughout the year. The Office of the Provost determines which rankings we will pursue in accordance with the University's strategic goals.

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Undergraduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report

  • #80 in best national universities (2021)
  • #24 in study abroad (2021)
  • #50 in best colleges for veterans (2021)
  • #58 in best value schools (2021)
  • #61 in best undergraduate teaching (2021)
  • #73 in best online Bachelor's programs (2020)
  • #97 in best business programs (2021)
  • #161 in best undergraduate engineering programs (2021)
  • #191 in undergraduate computer science programs (2021)

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

  • #59 for best value among private universities (2018)

Forbes

  • #32 among best colleges in the West (2018)
  • #82 in research universities (2018)

Bloomberg Businessweek

  • #56 among undergraduate business programs in the nation (2016)
  • #12 among undergraduate business programs for academic quality (2014)
  • #40 among undergraduate business programs in private universities (2014)

Princeton Review

  • Named in the Princeton Review list of Best Value Colleges (2021)

Graduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • #50 among best graduate programs in clinical psychology (2021)
  • #81 among best graduate programs in psychology (2021)
  • #116 among best graduate programs in English (2021)
  • #124 among best graduate programs in the fine arts (2021)

Daniels College of Business

  • #80 among best graduate business schools (2021)
  • #62 among best online MBA programs for veterans (2020)
  • #66 among best part-time MBA programs (Professional MBA) (2021)
  • #70 among best online graduate business programs (2020)

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

  • #178 among best graduate clinical psychology programs (2021)

Graduate School of Social Work

  • #17 among best graduate programs in social work (2021)

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

  • #94 among best graduate programs in public affairs (2020)

Morgridge College of Education

  • #112 among best graduate programs in education (2021)
  • #18 among best graduate programs in secondary teacher education (2021)
  • #25 among best graduate programs in educational administration and supervision (2021)
  • #40 among best graduate programs in library & information studies (2021)

Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

  • #152-200 among best graduate engineering schools (2021)
  • #84 among best graduate programs in industrial / manufacturing / systems engineering (2021)
  • #104 among best graduate programs in materials engineering (2021)
  • #134 among best graduate programs in computer engineering (2021)
  • #149 among best graduate programs in mechanical engineering (2021)
  • #155 among best graduate programs in electrical / electronic / communications engineering (2021)

Sturm College of Law

  • #74 among best law schools (2021)
  • #7 among legal writing programs (2021)
  • #8 among clinical training programs in law (2021)
  • #9 among trial advocacy programs in law (2021)
  • #11 among part-time law programs (2021)
  • #26 among environmental law programs (2021)
  • #43 among criminal law programs (2021)
  • #52 among international law programs (2021)
  • #56 among dispute resolution programs in law (2021)
  • #59 among constitutional law programs (2021)
  • #63 among contracts/commercial law programs (2021)
  • #63 among tax law programs (2021)
  • #68 among business corporate law programs (2021
  • #79 among intellectual property programs in law (2021)
  • #93 among health care law programs (2021)

University College

  • #41 among best online graduate programs in computer information technology (2020)

Bloomberg Businessweek

  • #54 among best part-time MBA programs in the nation (2015)
  • #91 among best graduate business schools (2018)

Foreign Policy

  • #14 among top Master's programs for policy career in international relations (2018)

Social Work Guide

  • #13 among best online Master's programs in social work (2018)

Sustainability

  • Silver rating for sustainability by AASHE STARS (2016)
  • Named in the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges (2018)
  • A- on the College Sustainability Report Card (2011)

International Education

  • #8 for undergraduate participation in study abroad (2020)
  • #4 among graduate schools producing Peace Corps volunteers (2019)