The University of Minnesota Crookston ranked #21 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of “Top Performers on Social Mobility.” This year, there is a particular focus on social mobility when ranking universities. The new ranking takes into consideration which universities best serve and aid underrepresented students. 

Students at an economic disadvantage have a harder time completing their years at higher education institutions. Therefore, it is of increasing importance for universities to take social mobility into consideration. When taking social mobility into account, readers can understand which colleges have been more successful in assisting social mobility by admitting, registering, and graduating a larger number of economically disadvantaged students. 

Earlier this fall, University of Minnesota Crookston ranked at the top of the rankings from U.S. News released in early September. In the category “Midwest Top Public Regional Colleges for 2020,” the U of M Crookston ranked in the number one spot. The campus has ranked in the top four consecutively for 23 years.

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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 

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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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