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University of Minnesota Crookston Earns Multiple Accolades

By Andrew Svec on
Thursday, September 28, 2017

(updated January 19, 2018)

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) and a number of its online academic degree programs have earned national rankings from various organizations and online resources. The accolades were all awarded during fall semester 2017 and into 2018.

award badge - freshman financial aid 2017UMC has been ranked nationally among the 100 “Top Public Schools for Freshman Financial Aid” by the Student Loan Report, an online resource covering student loan and debt issues in higher education. The U of M Crookston came in at #77 on this list recognizing 250 American colleges and universities that do the best job of helping students financially. Schools were ranked based on the freshman financial aid awarded during the 2015-16 academic year. View the full list at studentloans.net/public-schools-freshman-financial-aid-2017.

Niche badgeUMC is ranked among the “Top Public Universities in Minnesota” (at number 3) for 2018 by Niche, an online educational resource. Niche also listed UMC at number1 among the “Best Online Colleges in Minnesota” and at number 5 among the “Best Online Colleges in America.” 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. See the full lists at www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-minnesota---crookston/rankings.

Niche badgeNiche also listed UMC at number 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. The ranking is based on statistics and student reviews, and Niche states, “Top-ranked colleges offer outstanding campus housing that is safe and clean with modern amenities at reasonable prices.” See the full list of safest campuses at www.niche.com/colleges/search/safest-colleges/s/minnesota and the list of best college dorms at www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-college-dorms/s/minnesota.

best online colleges in Minnesota badgeThe U of M Crookston is ranked among the “Top Online Colleges & Universities in Minnesota” (at number 2) for 2018 by Affordable Colleges Online, an online educational resource. Schools were ranked by a number of metrics including cost of tuition, count and breadth of online programs available, student-faculty ratio, graduation rates, and scholarship and grant aid, among others. See the full list at www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/minnesota/#4-year-best-college-ranking.

Best Colleges in Minnesota BadgeUMC is ranked among the top 5 “Best 4-Year Colleges in Minnesota” by Schools.com, an online education resource. UMC came in at number 4 on the list, which was determined by a methodology considering cost, program flexibility, and graduation rates, as well as other factors. The list also considered both on-campus and online study options. View the full list at www.schools.com/colleges/minnesota.


Specific Degree Program Accolades

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UMC’s online degree program in Entrepreneurship is ranked among the top 25 (at number 11) “Best Online Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship Degrees" in the nation for 2017 by the online education resource College Choice. See the full list at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-bachelors-in-entrepreneurship-degrees.

College Choice Best SRM BadgeUMC’s online degree program in Sport & Recreation Management is ranked among the top 15 (at number 8) “Best Online Sports Management Degrees" in the nation for 2017 by the online education resource College Choice. See the full list at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-sports-management-degrees.

College Choice award badgeUMC’s online degree program in International Business is ranked among the top 15 (at number 10) “Best Online International Business Degrees" in the nation for 2017 by the online education resource College Choice. See the full list at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-international-business-degrees.

best online accounting degree badgeUMC’s online degree program in Accounting in ranked among the top 30 (at number 29) “Best Online Accounting Degrees” in the nation for 2018 by Affordable Colleges Online, an online educational resource. See the full list at www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/accounting-programs/#4-year-best-college-ranking.

The Best Schools badgeUMC’s online degree program in Information Technology Management is ranked among the top 20 (at number 11) “Best Online Bachelor of Information Technology Degree Programs" in the nation for 2018 by the online education resource the Best Schools. See the full list at www.thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-bachelor-it-information-technology-degree-programs.

badge ITM SR Education GroupUMC is ranked among the “Top Online Colleges Offering Information Technology Degrees” for 2018 by SR Education Group’s Guide to Online Schools, an online resource focusing on best values in online education. UMC came in at number 15 on this national listing. See the full list at www.guidetoonlineschools.com/degrees/information-technology.

Best College Reviews BadgeUMC’s online degree program in Sport & Recreation Management is ranked among the “Top 15 Best Sports Management Degree Programs Online (Bachelor’s)" in the nation for 2017-2018 by the online education resource Best College Reviews. UMC’s degree program came in at number 8. See the full list at www.bestcollegereviews.org/top/sports-management-degree-programs-online-bachelors

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