The University of Arizona

UA Named Best 4-Year College in Arizona by Schools.com

The University of Arizona is the best 4-year college in the state, according to a recent article by Schools.com. UA ranks highly on a number of criteria, earning high praise for its wide variety of programs, freshman-to-sophomore year retention rate, affordability, and vast amount of community college transfer pathways.

Data was gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and evaluated on a 13-point methodology. These criterias include but are not limited to: 

  • Cost of tuition and fees
  • Estimated cost of books and supplies
  • Number of degree and certificate programs offered
  • Average retention rates for full-time and part-time students
  • Graduation rates
  • Flexibility and student services

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