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Impact

Building prosperous communities

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is Arizona State University’s laboratory for the innovative production of public goods. We are committed to fearlessly taking on the most daunting challenges facing society and creating an impact with our multidisciplinary approach to solving problems. Whether the focus is on public safety, social welfare, public administration or community development, we bring creativity, systems-level thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit to our mission of building, sustaining and promoting dynamic, prosperous communities.

Watts College features some of the best schools in the nation

#2

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Ahead of Pennsylvania State and University at Albany - SUNY

#12

School of Public Affairs

Tied with Carnegie Mellon and Princeton

#28

School of Social Work

Ranked in the top 10% of graduate programs in social work