Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.
Northern Arizona University is a regional-research university that is committed to access, affordability and undergraduate success through innovative programs including the First Year Learning Initiative, 2NAU community college transfer programs and personalized learning that gives students credit for current knowledge as well as a lower-cost degree path. Whether as a destination for Native American students or through global partnerships, ASU taps diversity to infuse education with depth and insight while providing access to students through more than 30 extended sites throughout Arizona.
The University of Arizona, the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready, through its 100% engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader for the employability of its graduates, UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $580 million in research investment each year, ranking 19 among all public universities. UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American of Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.