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Campus Ranked One of Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for 2016

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The University of Minnesota Crookston has been ranked in the “Best Online Bachelor's Programs" for 2016 by U.S.News. The U of M Crookston was ranked at 63 among the 300 schools who responded to this year's survey. Of the Minnesota colleges and universities included in the rankings, the U of M Crookston ranked the highest. U.S.News & World Report began publishing rankings of institutions offering online degrees in 2012. To view the rankings, visit

The U of M Crookston offers fourteen bachelor’s degree programs completely online. These majors are also offered more traditionally on-campus as well. They include Accounting (B.S.), Applied Health (B.A.H.), Applied Studies (B.S.), Business (B.S.), Communication (B.S.), Entrepreneurship (B.S.), Finance (B.S.), Health Management (B.S.), Information Technology Management (B.S.), Manufacturing Management (B.M.M.), Marketing (B.S.), Quality Management (B.M.M.), Sport and Recreation Management (B.S.) and International Business (B.S.)

Rankings were based on scores in four categories: Student Engagement (40 percent); Faculty Credentials and Training (20 percent); Peer Reputation (20 percent); and Student Services and Technology (20 percent). The U of M Crookston earned a total score of 78 out of 100, placing it at the top of online bachelor’s degree providers ranked by U.S.News in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information about the rankings methodology, go to Best Online Colleges in Minnesota

The Crookston campus also has been recognized among the top two “Best Online Colleges in Minnesota” by for 2016. In addition, the online resource recognized the Crookston campus as one of the top 10 “Most Affordable Online Colleges in Minnesota.” To view those rankings, visit The University of Minnesota Twin Cities and its system-wide Digital Campus captured the number one position. It is notable that the U of M Crookston’s fourteen online bachelor’s degree majors are also offered among the options available via the University of Minnesota Digital Campus. is an online resource that provides free student guides and college search information with a focus on emerging trends and developments in online education along with expert advice from Melissa Venable, Ph.D., an online instructor and thought leader.

For more information about the University of Minnesota Crookston and its online degrees, visit, call 800-862-6466 ext. 8569, or e-mail  

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 39 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


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