The University of Arizona


UA Named One of America's Best Value Colleges by Forbes

Perhaps now more than ever, students and parents alike are asking the question, "is college worth it"? Last year, it ranked as one of Google's most asked questions, topping nearly 300 million hits. Today, many families remain interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, but only if the school delivers a worthwhile return on investment. 

According to a recent...

Four Questions: The New Workforce Solution

In higher education, employers, parents and students maintain an unspoken expectation that graduates will leave their institutions with workforce-ready skills. With the UA's Commencement ceremony to be held May 12, Melissa Vito, the UA's senior vice president for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives, discusses how the concept of "workforce readiness" has evolved and what that evolution has meant for higher-education institutions.


UA Caterpillar Leaders at UA's Student Unions

Taking the Next Step in Workforce Preparation

Are colleges and universities providing students with the skills to succeed in the job market?

According to a recent Phoenix Business Journal article, they’re not – but the UA is stepping in to teach its graduates the skills companies look for in new hires. Just three years ago, the UA created the 100% Engagement Initiative to address the skill gap in the labor market...