Jonesboro is a great place to live, and the community’s cost of living is currently 84.1 percent of the national average.
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research, 2nd Quarter 2016.

Jonesboro ranks #5 of 446 cities across the United States for the Best Cities for Working Parents. Metrics considered for this ranking include cost of housing, unemployment rate, average commute time, average childcare costs, and the graduation rate at local schools.  
Source: SmartAsset – March 2016

A-State ranks #10 in the top 22 Best Online MBA programs in Business Administration
Source:  U.S. News & World Report, January 2016

The Milkin Institute recognized Jonesboro as being #17 of 201 Best Performing Small Cities. Components considered in this ranking include job, wage and salary, and technology growth.
January 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta ranks the Jonesboro MSA #21 of 244 (medium-high) on the Small City Economic Dynamism Index.  The index ranks 14 indicators in the categories of demographics, economics, human capital, and infrastructure.  
January 2016

The City of Jonesboro received a Quality of Life City of Distinction Award for the Miracle League Park.  
Source:  Arkansas Business – December 2015.

Jonesboro ranked #10 of 50 Great Affordable College Towns in the United States.
Source:  Great Value Colleges, October 2015

A-State ranks #10 in the top 100 collegiate Nursing programs in the eastern region of the Unites States.
Source:  NurseJournal.org – September 2015

Jonesboro ranked #7 in the Top 20 Small Cities for Year-over-Year Job Growth.
Source: Area Development Magazine – June 2015