The University of Arizona


UA Named Best 4-Year College in Arizona by

The University of Arizona is the best 4-year college in the state, according to a recent article by 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...

Increased Outreach, Student Engagement, Leads to UA's Most Diverse Class Yet

Thanks in large part to increased student outreach, engagement, and financial aid opportunities, the University of Arizona brought in the most diverse class in school history, with 46 percent of students coming from diverse backgrounds. 

In comparison to the 2016 student class, the "number of African American freshmen has risen from 5.9 percent to 6.4 percent, the number of Hispanic freshmen rose from 24.6 percent to 27.2 percent and the number of Pacific Islander and Asian American...

91-Years-Old UA Online Student Proves It's Never Too Late to Get a Degree

UA Online student, Jim Chaffins, is proving it's never too late to get a degree. Chaffins, a WWII Navy veteran, and 91-years-old, is returning back to school after a 74-year gap. 

“I’m a 91-year-old freshman at the University of Arizona enrolled in online classes,” said Chaffins. “I enjoy it very much, but, like I tell people, it’s not the destination. It’s the trip. The getting there.”

Jim has always loved learning and thanks to UA Online and their vast network of student...