News Release

Named among Most Affordable Colleges for Incoming Freshman with Financial Need

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The University of Minnesota Crookston has been ranked among the “Most Affordable Colleges for Incoming Freshman with Financial Need” by the Student Loan Report, an online resource providing information about the student loan industry. The data used to compile the rankingsmost affordable colleges logo came from Peterson’s Financial Aid Data and focused on the percentage of students with financial need and the average amount given to students with financial need. The Student Loan Report analyzed over 1,000 colleges and universities and narrowed the report down to the top 250 that offered the most need-based scholarships and grants to incoming freshman.

The U of M Crookston came in at number 59 nationally, and is among only a handful of schools on the list from the Upper Midwest. See the full list at

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 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


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations