Introducing the data series: Quantifying Innovation

Questioning the title of 'No. 1 in innovation' with real, hard data

As an ASU student, we can guarantee you’ve heard at least one joke about being "No. 1 in innovation." Since the beginning of Michael Crow’s presidency, the school has taken many steps to move away from its party image and build a stronger, more reputable foundation. The State Press graphics desk, loving numbers, and design as we do, decided to see if we could back up the claim of innovation with real, hard data. Hence the name, “quantifying innovation."

We compared the pillars set forth by Crow's New American University mission and goals to statistical data researched by our desk.

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