"Best College" by U.S. News & World Report

To rank in the top of the Midwest Top Public Regional Colleges category, the U.S.News ranking system uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality. Schools are categorized by their mission, which is derived from the breakdown of types of higher education institutions developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching.  There were 363 colleges ranked in four regions--North, South, Midwest, and West--in the Regional Colleges category. The key measures of quality include graduation and retention rates; assessment of excellence; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; graduation rate performance, which is the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates; and alumni giving. Scores for each measure are weighted to arrive at a final overall score. View the U.S. News rankings list for Midwest Top Public Regional Colleges.  

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U of M Crookston Again Ranks among Top in U.S. News Best Public Regional Colleges in Midwest


U of M Crookston Holds on to Top Spot in U.S. News Best Colleges rankings in category Midwest Top Public Regional Colleges


Sweet Sixteen


U of M Crookston Moves to 2nd in U.S.News & World Report Rankings in Category Midwest Top Public Regional Colleges; Campus ranks in top 4 for 15th Consecutive Year


U.S.News & World Report Ranks U of M Crookston in Top Three in Category of Top Public Regional Colleges; Marks 14th Consecutive Year Crookston Ranked in Top Schools


U.S. News & World Report Ranks U of M Crookston Among Top Four Public Regional Colleges in the Midwest for 13th Consecutive Year


U of M, Crookston Earns Tenth Consecutive Appearance as U.S. News “Best Public College”


U.S.News and World Report Names the U of M, Crookston a “Best Public College” for the Eleventh Consecutive Year


U of M Crookston Earns Tenth Consecutive Appearance as U.S. News “Best Public College”


UMC Climbs in Rankings as “Best Public College” in U.S. News & World Report - Ninth Consecutive Time UMC Ranked in the Top Three in Midwest

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998.

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  • 2016