TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The University of Arizona is one of the state's best places to work, according to Forbes Magazine.
The U of A has been named to the magazine’s inaugural list of America’s Best-in-State Employers 2019, placing No. 11 out of 72 employers in Arizona and No. 1 in the education subcategory. The U of A was ranked No. 2 among employers headquartered in Arizona.
“I am thrilled that the University of Arizona has earned this recognition as one of the state’s best workplaces,” said U of A President Robert C. Robbins. “With more than 16,000 people in our workforce, we take immense pride in providing an outstanding professional environment where employees can expand their own potential while helping our students pursue success.”
Forbes and Statista – a German online statistics portal – selected America's Best-in-State Employers based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys were administered in a series of anonymous online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce from October 2018 to February 2019.
Employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Participants were also prompted to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.
U of A employees enjoy a competitive benefits package, a comprehensive work/life program, innovative leadership development initiatives, and tuition discounts for themselves and their dependents.
Family-friendly options, such as six weeks of paid parental leave, sick and emergency child care, lactation resources, and elder-care resources are available as well.
Employees also have access to on-site health and wellness screenings, fitness and nutrition guidance, and membership in the state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center.
On May 9, the U of A was ranked No. 62 in Forbes’ fourth annual Best Value Colleges list – a 46-spot jump from the university’s 2018 ranking. The U of A’s overall score placed it at No. 34 among public universities and No. 41 among research institutions.
The U of A Eller College of Management was also recently included in the Financial Times’ 2019 Executive Education Ranking. Eller was ranked No. 15 among customized program providers – a 19-spot increase from last year’s ranking – and tied for No. 53 among open-enrollment program providers.