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Additional Accolades for Online Programs

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Online degree programs in communication and in information technology management offered by the University of Minnesota Crookston have been ranked among the best online bachelor’s programs by Nonprofit Colleges Online, an online learning resource.  

The two degree programs were recognized recently with the 2015-16 “Students Before Profits Award.” According to the organization, the award “was created to promote nonprofit colleges and universities offering online degree programs that put students before profits and education before the bottom line.” Programs were ranked according to their affordability and were selected from accredited, nonprofit colleges and universities with objectively lower than average tuition costs.

best-online-bachelors-in-information-technology badgeThe U of M Crookston’s online major in information technology management came in at number 8 out of 45 ranked colleges and universities across the United States. The full list is available online at

The U of M Crookston’s online major in communication was ranked among the top 25 online communication programs in the U.S. That listing is posted online at badge

Currently, the U of M Crookston offers fourteen bachelor’s degree majors online, as well as more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs on campus. Learn more at

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 33 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 36 concentrations 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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