The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has been ranked as the 25th Best Undergraduate Business Program in public colleges by U.S. News & World Report in their 2024 national listing. This ranking places Walton College at the 38th position among both public and private institutions across the country.
Maintaining its position in the top 30 public business schools in U.S. News rankings for 22 consecutive years, Walton College shares its ranking with University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, and University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration.
This recognition highlights the dedication and efforts of the faculty, staff, and supporters of Walton College. It also acknowledges the outstanding education that students receive at the college. The Walton College strives to provide a student experience that combines world-class classroom instruction with experiential learning and professional development opportunities.
Brent D. Williams, interim dean for Walton College, expressed his pride in the achievement, stating, “We are able to attract high-caliber students because the Walton College is one of the best public business colleges in the country, as this ranking indicates.” This semester, the college welcomed the largest number of students in its history, with nearly 9,000 students on campus.
In addition to the overall ranking, Walton College’s undergraduate supply chain program was also recognized, ranking 11th nationally among business colleges. This acknowledgment further affirms the college’s commitment to excellence in specialized fields.
The rankings and reputations of the business programs were determined through a survey conducted by U.S. News. Each year, business school deans and senior faculty members rate public and private undergraduate business programs accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
The University of Arkansas, as the state’s flagship institution, provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the university contributes significantly to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship, job development, and research. The U of A is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research-intensive university and is ranked among the top public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The recognition of the Walton College of Business as one of the top undergraduate business programs in public colleges is a testament to the institution’s commitment to providing an exceptional education and preparing students for success in the business world.