For the fifth year in a row, Arizona State University has been named the most innovative school in America.
U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed. The widely publicized annual rankings by the magazine, comparing more than 1,500 institutions on a variety of metrics, were released today.
The five-time ranking was based on a survey of peers. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 15 schools that are making the most innovative improvements to curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities, according to the magazine.
ASU President Michael M. Crow said the honor is the result of the work of thousands of people tackling challenges in new ways.
“The tremendously creative minds and efforts of our students, faculty and staff elevate who we are. This recognition would not have been possible without the myriad contributions across our ASU community,” Crow said. “This is a moment to show our appreciation for the extraordinary work being done at ASU — work that positively impacts not just the university, but the state of Arizona and far beyond.”
ASU is inviting the community to join in a social media campaign that highlights its shared successes by offering a virtual “high-five” using the hashtags #High5ASU and #High5AZ.
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After ASU, U.S. News and World Report ranked the most innovative universities for 2020 as Georgia State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford — the same top-five rankings as 2019. Rounding out the top 10 this year are Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, California Institute of Technology, Northeastern and the University of Maryland – Baltimore County.
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