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.



SAU 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 online MBA programs in the U.S. for 2016. listed SAU as having the 7th Most Affordable Online Master’s in Nursing program, nationwide.

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



Online 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.