Recognition and Rankings


The 2017 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges ranked SAU in the top tier of Midwestern regional universities.

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Ranked by The Economist as No. 1 in economic value for Christian universities in Michigan and No. 2 for all universities in Michigan.

Christian Universities Online’s article “50 Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities of 2016” ranked SAU as the fifth best value nationwide and second best in the midwest.

SAU is listed as the top school for an affordable, online Master of Arts in Communications program by

best-school-sealSAU’s MA in Reading ranks among the best in “The 25 Best Online Master in Reading Degree Programs” by named SAU a College of Distinction. This means that SAU has engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

Online-Christian-Colleges-Top-Schools-2015-300x295Online Christian Colleges ranked SAU #8 in their list of the 30 Best Online Christian Colleges in the U.S. 2015.

christian-universities-online-best-online-christian-graduate-schools-2015SAU was ranked #56 in Christian Universities Online’s list of Best Online Christian Graduate Schools Guide 2015.


Human-Resources-MBA-Most-Affordable-HR-MBA-Programs-2015SAU was named twelfth most affordable school for a Human Resources MBA by

Best-Value-MBA-Most-Affordable-2016 named SAU’s MBA program the nineteenth best value among all MBA programs in the U.S. for 2016.

Best-Christian-Colleges-and-Universities,-2016SAU ranked #74 in 2016 Rankings of Best Christian Colleges and Universities by

Social-Work-Degree-Guide-Top-Christian-CollegesThe Social Work Degree Guide ranked SAU #21 in The Top 25 Christian Colleges for a Social Work Degree Program 2015 and #25 in 35 Best Value Christian Colleges with CSWE-accredited Programs 2015.

Online-Christian-Colleges-Most-Beautiful-Campuses-300x293Online Christian Colleges ranked SAU as #21 out of the 50 most beautiful Christian colleges in the U.S.

Great-Value-Colleges-Small-CollegesSAU was mentioned as one of the 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi (

Best-Online-Master¹s-in-Communication-Degree-Programs-2016-300x257#25 Best Online Master’s Degree in Communication by has ranked SAU #27 in its  list of the Top 50 Christian College Athletic Programs, nationwide.

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency badgeSpring Arbor University holds gold-level status with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency as a 2016 veteran-friendly school. listed SAU as the 10th best Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program.