DULUTH, MN — The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) ranked 8th in the Top Public Schools Midwest category by the just released U.S. News & World Report issue of “America's Best Colleges,” 2015 edition.
“I am extremely pleased that UMD is ranked as one of the Top Ten Public Schools in the Midwest, and this truly reflects the talent and commitment of our faculty, staff, and students,” said Andrea Schokker, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.
UMD also ranked 36th over-all among the Regional Universities — Midwest. There were 420 universities in this category, ranked within four geographic areas: North, South, Midwest and West.
For a second year in a row, UMD was listed among 69 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.
“As a Land-Grant university, we have a heritage of helping all students achieve success. I am very proud that UMD was ranked both as a top public school and as an accessible university,” said UMD Chancellor Lendley C. Black.
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 2015 guidebook due in stores on Tuesday, September 23.
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