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ASU At a Glance

General

  • ASU’s Tempe campus has one of the nation’s largest enrollments on a single campus at 51,481 students. ASU has a total of 64,394 at the four ASU campuses.
  • ASU enrolled 15,441 ethnic minority students this fall, more than any other Arizona college or university. The number marks a 68 percent increase since 1997.
  • At 7,859, ASU’s Hispanic student population is one of the largest in the nation and has increased 84 percent in the last decade.
  • ASU is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • Economics professor Ed Prescott is the university’s first Nobel laureate, earning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2004.
  • Teachers educated at ASU have the highest pass rate for teacher certification among all Arizona universities.
  • Seventeen ASU faculty members have membership in the prestigious National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences. Since July 1, 2002, ASU has increased its number of National Academy members by 440 percent. ASU has also increased the number of members of other honorary societies like the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Fellows of the Royal Society of London
  • In 2006, two ASU faculty members were awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which honors the nation’s most promising science and engineering researchers at the start of their independent research careers.

Academics

  • ASU’s 2007 freshman class included 148 National Merit Scholars, more than any public university in the Pac-10 conference.
  • ASU has the most undergraduates (11) named to USA Today’s Academic First Team of any public university in the nation. Only Harvard (21), and Duke (12) have had more. The USA Today Academic Team rankings began in 1990.
  • Since 1994, three ASU students have won Rhodes Scholarships, and 10 have been awarded Marshall Scholarships.
  • ASU has been named a Truman Honor Institution for having 13 Truman Scholarship winners since 1991.
  • ASU students who apply for Fulbright awards to study overseas are among the most successful in the nation, with 40 percent of students who applied being chosen to receive the grants. (This beats Harvard's acceptance rate of 22 percent.) This year, 16 ASU students received Fulbright awards, more than Columbia University, Princeton University, or the University of Texas at Austin
  • In the past 13 years, 33 ASU students earned Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award for science, math and engineering scholars.
  • Seventeen students since 1995 have won Udall Scholarships for pursuing careers in environmental policy, tribal policy and health care.
  • For the past three years, ASU has led the country in the number of National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship recipients – with 32 awards.
  • ASU received the highest number of fellowships from Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology of any U.S. university in 2005.
  • ASU has more freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school class, more than Harvard, Yale, Princeton or Stanford.
  • ASU’s freshman class includes 111 National Hispanic Scholars, top-ranked students who are intensely recruited by schools all across the United States.
  • ASU enrolls 227 National Hispanic Scholars and 606 National Merit Scholars, making ASU the top choice for national scholars.
  • ASU awards 13,600 degrees annually, on pace with the nation’s largest universities.

Colleges/Schools

  • ASU’s Barrett Honors College freshmen have an average SAT score of 1322 and include 150 National Merit Scholars.
  • ASU’s Barrett Honors College was named “Best of America” by the editors of Reader’s Digest in 2005.
  • The W. P. Carey School of Business is in the top 10 nationally for number of faculty with doctoral degrees.
  • The W. P. Carey School of Business is in the top 10 percent nationally for quality of faculty research.
  • The W. P. Carey School of Business has five departments in the top 20 rankings of U.S. News and World Report: supply chain management (No. 3), information systems (No. 15), accounting (No. 16), marketing (No. 18), management (No. 19).
  • The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the nation’s largest business schools, with 160 tenured and tenure-track faculty.
  • The W. P. Carey School of Business has more than 1,000 graduate and 2,600 upper-division undergraduate students, plus more than 59,000 alumni.
  • The Financial Times ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business No. 21 in the world for doctoral programs and No. 33 for custom education programs for executives.

Outreach

  • ASU currently has 470 community outreach programs in 532 locations and offered by 168 different units, totaling 1,112 outreach opportunities.
  • Eight/KAET-TV, ASU’s PBS affiliate, reaches about 1.7 million viewers each week.
  • Eight/KAET-TV consistently ranks among the most viewed public television stations per capita in the country.
  • Eight/KAET-TV is writing Arizona’s history on television through the Arizona Collection, a series of programs celebrating the people, places and history of our state.
  • ASU has more than 400 community outreach programs in 500 locations throughout the state.
  • All of ASU’s campuses provide community outreach activities and programs, with 155 participating academic and administrative units.
  • The ASU in the Community website (www.asu.edu/community) offers the most comprehensive list of ASU community outreach programs.
  • ASU Student Athletes ( 370 or 70 percent of ASU student-athletes) performed almost 1,700 hours of community service, engaging over 61,000 youth and adults in the community.
  • ASU’s community outreach in Arizona spans from Chinle in the north to Nogales in the south, and from Lake Havasu City in the west to Eagar in the east.

Research and Economic Development

  • ASU is “academically, a rising star in the world of research,” says Princeton Review’s 2006 edition of “The Best 361 Colleges.”
  • ASU’s research expenditures grew to $218.5 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2007—an increase of more than 300 percent since ASU became a Research 1 university in 1994
  • The construction and acquisition of state-of-the-art research buildings has grown rapidly over the past three years with more than 1 million square feet of new research space.
  • With the “Welcome to Mars” exhibit in 2005, ASU became the first non-Chinese institution to participate in China’s Science and Technology Week, the largest science outreach activity in the world. The exhibit visited India in 2007.
  • Mars expert Phil Christensen, an ASU geological sciences professor, is the only scientist to have designed four remote sensing instruments to send data back to Earth simultaneously from another planet.
  • ASU’s “Decision Center for a Desert City” is the largest grant ever issued by the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Directorate.
  • ASU runs one of the National Science Foundation’s two urban Long Term Ecological Research Centers, studying the interaction between metropolitan Phoenix and the underlying ecosystem.
  • ASU was awarded $43.6 million by the Army to lead the country’s primary industry-government-academic consortium developing a new generation of flexible display technology.
  • ASU Technopolis, an outreach of ASU’s technology transfer program, has provided education, coaching, mentoring and connecting to more than 300 entrepreneurs.
  • ASU is at the forefront of American universities supporting student entrepreneurs, investing $200,000 each year in seed funding through the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative.
  • The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative at ASU is one of the most comprehensive university programs of its kind.
  • ASU’s Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET) is Arizona’s premier source of research for improving student performance in math and science.
  • More scientists, mathematicians and engineers work on education research through ASU’s CRESMET than in almost any other university.
  • Some 50,000 Arizona high school students will have ASU’s CRESMET to thank for training their teachers in research-sound methods of teaching math and science.
  • The Biodesign Institute at ASU has become the Phoenix metropolitan region’s largest generator of federal biomedical research funding.
  • ASU is the only state university in Arizona researching team performance relating to unmanned aerial vehicles, and aviation training and vision perception relating to flight.
  • ASU’s College of Technology and Applied Sciences is the only higher education institution in the state to offer a fully operational semiconductor fabrication laboratory.
  • ASU’s Polytechnic campus has one of the only three testing labs for solar panels in the world.

Alumni

  • Seventy-five percent of ASU’s alumni worldwide are under the age of 45.
  • Seventy-nine percent of ASU’s alumni in Arizona are under the age of 45.
  • There are almost 260,000 living ASU alumni worldwide.
  • More than 162,000 ASU alumni live in Arizona.
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