ASU named nation's most innovative school in annual rankings

ASU sign with Wrigley Hall in the backgroundIn its newly-released college rankings for 2016, which compare more than 1,500 institutions on a variety of metrics, U.S. News and World Report listed Arizona State University at the top of its “most innovative schools” list. The category is new to the news magazine's widely-touted rankings, and the front-runners were determined through a survey of college presidents, provosts and admissions deans throughout the country. These peers nominated up to 10 colleges or universities based on what they perceive to be the most innovative improvements to curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. Following ASU on the list were Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maryland – Baltimore County and Georgia State.