The University of Minnesota Crookston retained its No. 1 status among public Midwest Regional Colleges in the recently released 2022-2023 rankings by U.S. News and World Report. UMN Crookston has been ranked number one for four-consecutive years and has ranked in the top four consecutively for over 25 years in that category.

“We are honored and excited to again receive the number one ranking for public Midwest Regional Colleges,” said Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause. “It reflects the quality of education our students receive at UMN Crookston.”

Additional rankings earned by UMN Crookston for 2022-2023 include Regional Colleges Midwest #28 and Top Performers on Social Mobility #29.

Other campuses in the University of Minnesota system were highlighted in the most recent rankings including UMN Twin Cities which was ranked among the nation’s top 25 public schools, a goal set in the systemwide strategic plan MPact 2025. The announcement is the Twin Cities campus’ highest ranking in 12 years. UMN Duluth improved eight spots in the Regional Universities in the Midwest category and UMN Morris improved its ranking among National Liberal Arts Colleges by five places. UMN Rochester is accredited with the Twin Cities campus and, as a result, their 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 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 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 UMN 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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