Top Regional Colleges in the Midwest

Valley City State University (VCSU) is ranked No. 1 among the Top Public Regional Colleges in the Midwest in the 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. Criteria in which VCSU fared well include peer assessment, student-faculty ratio, graduation and retention rates, and alumni giving. For the last two years, VCSU has been ranked No. 2 among the Top Public Regional Colleges in the Midwest. This is the first time VCSU has been ranked in the No. 1 position.

Augustana College is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the 2012 edition of USNWR “America's Best Colleges”, moving up from No. 5 last year. It also earned high rankings in the report's analysis of schools that offer students the best value. Among the regional colleges listed in the “Best Value Schools” study, Augustana is ranked No. 3 in the Midwest.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is again ranked as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest. Among the 73 top-ranked Midwest colleges, SMWC is recognized for having one of the highest percentages of classes under 20 students at 90 percent and 40 percent of the freshmen were in the top 25 percent of their high school class.

Morningside College is one of the top 20 colleges in the Midwest! U.S. News (2012) ranks Morningside at No. 20 on a list of the 97 best regional colleges in the Midwest. This is the eighth consecutive year that U.S. News has designated Morningside a “Best College,” and it is the highest position Morningside has achieved in the annual listing of America's premier colleges.

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