UAA ranked among 2022 Best Colleges by U.S. News

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Students cross Cuddy Quad on their way to class in UAA's Rasmuson Hall on an early fall day.
Students cross Cuddy Quad on their way to class in UAA's Rasmuson Hall on an early fall day. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

UAA earned high marks for its undergraduate engineering, nursing, computer science and business programs in the 2022 Best Colleges rankings, released by U.S. News and World Report this month.

For school rankings, U.S. News gathers and tabulates data on up to 17 indicators of academic quality from each school, ranking colleges in each category by their total weighted score. Program rankings are based solely on peer assessment surveys.

Take a look at how UAA performed:

National rankings

#75 — Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs - No Doctorate (tie)
From a field of more than 200 schools, UAA tied with 16 other institutions for 75th-best undergraduate engineering program — placing it in the top third of programs across the U.S.

#148 — Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs (tie)
A new category for this year, UAA's nursing undergraduate program placed at No. 148 out of nearly 700 schools — placing it in the top 20% of programs nationwide.

#224 — Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs (tie)
UAA landed a spot at No. 224 for best undergraduate computer science program out of more than 500 schools.

#244 — Best Undergraduate Business Programs
For undergraduate business programs, UAA placed at No. 244 out of over 500 schools.

Regional rankings

#71 in Regional Universities West (tie)
UAA is tied for 71st-place for best overall in the west with one private and four public universities.

#34 in Top Public Schools (tie)
Among public schools in the west region, UAA placed at No. 34 on the 2022 list.

View all 2022 Best Colleges rankings and methodology at the U.S. News and World Report website.

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