The University of Minnesota Crookston has been ranked #34 among the “Top 50 Baccalaureate Colleges” in the U.S. by Washington Monthly in its 2019 College Guide. The rankings from Washington Monthly were initiated fourteen years ago when it was decided to rank schools based on what they had done for their country.

Washington Monthly’s college rankings focus on outcomes and use three evaluative data pillars in its methodology: social mobility, research, and service. These three main categories were weighted equally when calculating a final score.

The publication includes four distinctive categories: National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Master’s Universities, and Baccalaureate Colleges. The UMN Crookston came in at #34 among Baccalaureate Colleges, and is the only Minnesota college on that ranking list. Each category includes both public and private institutions.

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About UMN 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 online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit Crookston at  

About UMN

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

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