The University of Minnesota Crookston was again recognized among top public regional colleges in the 2023-2024 rankings recently released by U.S. News and World Report. U of M Crookston was named No. 3 in Top Public Schools-Regional Colleges Midwest, No. 32 of 83 in Regional Colleges Midwest, and No. 26 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Crookston has been ranked in the top four places for Public Regional Colleges Midwest for over 25 consecutive years. 

Each U of M campus was recognized as a leader in the 2023-2024 rankings. U of M Duluth climbed 12 spots in the Regional Universities (Midwest) rankings, taking the No. 21 overall spot and No. 4 among public schools. Morris remained ranked No. 8 in Top Public Schools - National Liberal Arts Colleges for the second consecutive year. The Twin Cities campus was named the No. 23 public university in the United States, maintaining its standing in the top 25, which is a stated measure of success in the University’s student-focused systemwide strategic plan, MPact 2025. Among all 435 institutions (public and private) considered for the National Universities category, the U of M Twin Cities climbed nine spots to be ranked No. 53 nationally, placing the campus among the top 13 percent of all ranked universities. The Rochester campus is accredited with the Twin Cities campus and, as a result, its information is included in the Twin Cities ranking.

The U.S. News and World Report results reflect a wide variety of criteria, including graduation rates, indebtedness, faculty resources and expert opinion. For nearly 40 years, the rankings have been published to help high school students make informed decisions about what schools might provide the best educational resources for their needs.

About U of M Crookston

One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Crookston cultivates curiosity by engaging students in hands-on learning connecting theory to practice. As the experienced leader in delivering education both in-person and online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit U of M Crookston at

About U of M

The University of Minnesota system, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at