News Release

Campus Ranks at Top in U.S. News Category Midwest Top Public Regional Colleges for 2018

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The University of Minnesota Crookston tops the list in the latest rankings from U.S. News released in early September. In the category Midwest Top Public Regional Colleges for 2018, the U of M Crookston moves into first up from its third place ranking in 2017. The campus has ranked in the top 3 consecutively for 21 years including a number of times in the top slot.

The Top Public Baccalaureate Colleges category is comprised of institutions focused on undergraduate education and offering a range of degree programs but granting fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in the liberal arts.  

The U of M Crookston shares the top spot with Valley City State University, N.D., and is followed by the University of Wisconsin Superior at number 3 and Lake Superior State University, Mich., and Mayville State University, N.D., both tied at number 4. To view the list, visit

The exclusive rankings will be published in the new "Best Colleges 2018" guidebook available on newsstands October 10 – as well as on on September 12. 

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