The Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The ranking compares more than 1,000 top colleges and universities in the U.S.

2018
The University of Minnesota Crookston is ranked among the “Top Public Universities in Minnesota” (at number 3) for 2018 by Niche, an online educational resource. Niche rankings are based on “rigorous analysis of data and reviews” including academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with reviews from students and alumni. Niche also listed UMC at #1 among the "Safest College Campuses in Minnesota" for 2018 and ranked UMC at number 4 on the list of “Best College Dorms in Minnesota.” The campus earned a grade of “A” for its residence halls. Niche notes, “Top-ranked colleges offer outstanding campus housing that is safe and clean with modern amenities at reasonable prices.”

Additionally, Niche ranked UMC at #1 among the “Best Online Colleges in Minnesota” and at #5 among the “Best Online Colleges in America.”

See all of the 2018 rankings and lists

2017
The University of Minnesota Crookston is ranked among the “Top Public Universities in Minnesota” (at number 3) for 2017 by Niche, an online educational resource. The resource also lists UMC among the 10 ten (at number 9) “Best Colleges in Minnesota” and among the top 10 (at number 8) “Best Online Colleges in America.”

Niche Award Badge for 2018 Best Colleges

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of data and reviews. Read more about how Niche calculates their rankings.

Award Recipients

Award Recipients

  • 2018
    UMC
  • 2017
    UMC