Arizona’s three state universities rank in the bottom half of 610 undergraduate programs evaluated, according to Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
The University of Arizona is No. 339, Arizona State University No. 382 and Northern Arizona University No. 460.
Rankings were determined on the quality of education, student experience and academic achievement.
Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., ranks first. Rounding out the top 10 are Princeton University, Amherst College, the U.S. Military Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Harvard University, Claremont McKenna College and Yale University.