Back-to-Back, Top-Tier U.S. News Ranking Attained

UALR’s College of Business was ranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 Best Colleges listings for best business programs ─ the first time the college was ranked among the top-tier business schools in the country. It was also the first time UALR was included in the publication.

For the second year in a row, the college was ranked among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs for 2012, and it moved up almost 30 places in the rankings from 2011.

More than 1,400 colleges and programs of business were reviewed for the final rankings by U.S. News. Of those 1,400 business schools and programs, only 386 were awarded national ranks designated in the “Best Business Programs among Colleges and Universities” list. For undergraduate business school rankings, U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“What is most rewarding is that we are ranked in the top tier. This means that we are ranked among other very prestigious colleges and programs of business in the country,” Dean Anthony Chelte said. “This first national ranking marked a milestone in the development and recognition of the college as we are considered among a very prestigious group of business schools.

“The efforts of the faculty, staff, and supporters of the college have made a substantive impact on the positioning of the college. I am very proud of their efforts as they are the driving force for high quality business education. As the college continues to grow and develop, we expect to work our way up in the national rankings each year.”

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