UMD Ranked 7th in Top Midwest Public Universities

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Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth

UMD Ranked 7th in Top Midwest Public Universities

September 13, 2012 Updated Sep 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The University of Minnesota Duluth has a lot to celebrate after the U.S. News & World Report released their list of the top colleges in America.

UMD ranked 1st out of all the Minnesota Regional Public Universities and placed 7th in the Top Midwest Regional Public Universities category.

UMD also ranked 35th over-all among all Midwest Universities with Master's Programs (both public and private). There are 424 universities in this category, ranked within four geographic areas: North, South, Midwest and West.

These ranking were released in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report issue of "America's Best Colleges".

“I am thrilled that UMD is ranked among the most prestigious institutions in our region,” said Andrea Schokker, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.

This year, UMD had a new ranking. It was listed among 37 regional universities in the Midwest offering an “A-plus school for B students.”

In addition to being a top-quality school, these universities had to admit a meaningful proportion of non-"A" students.

“I am proud that UMD is regarded nationally as both an A-plus school and an accessible university,” said UMD Chancellor Lendley C. Black. “Being numbered among a few universities in the country to provide an exceptional education to students from a variety of backgrounds is important. We continue our dedication to our Land-Grant heritage by helping all students achieve their highest potential.”

The rankings are based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Complete rankings are published in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2013 guidebook due in stores on Tuesday, September 18th.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns