U.S. News & World Report online college rankings are in for 2017: How did Arizona schools do?

Arizona State University didn't have the season football record of Ohio State or Penn State, but the university beat both schools in a non-sports ranking that came out this week. ASU's online bachelor's-degree programs were ranked No. 4 in the country, according to a popular online ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Ohio State and Penn State were tied for No. 8. ASU climbed several spots from No. 11 last year to the highest ranking the university has achieved yet in the annual survey. The top three schools were Florida's Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Pennsylvania's Temple University and the University of Oklahoma. U.S. News provides some of the most popular and widely cited college rankings and takes into account several measures for quality, including faculty credentials, graduation rates and student participation. In Arizona, University of Arizona was ranked No. 81, University of Phoenix was No. 193, Western International University was No. 219 and Northern Arizona University was No. 226. U.S. News evaluated about 300...

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