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The University of Minnesota Crookston has been ranked one of the best in the latest 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 24 years.

The Top Public Baccalaureate Colleges category consists 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. 

"There are many rankings out there.  However, U.S. News has been a consistent guide for creating meaningful rankings based on real and substantive data.  Being at or near the top for 24 consecutive years is something to be proud of, though we never take it for granted.  We are a University that believes in continuous improvement.  We will celebrate these accomplishments then quickly move toward the notion of how we can still do better,” commented Chancellor Holz-Clause.

Additional Accolade
The University of Minnesota Crookston also ranked #18 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

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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

Story Contact: Shawn Smith