Where Minnesota colleges rank in U.S. News and World Report

  • Article by: ALEJANDRA MATOS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 12, 2012 - 10:19 AM

The U.S. News and World Report Magazine released its annual list of top colleges and universities Wednesday. Twenty-eight Minnesota schools made the ranks in categories including best national liberal arts colleges, great schools at great prices and best regional schools. Here are 10 that placed in various categories. To see the full list click here.

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radgrad63Sep. 12, 12 6:18 AM

Somethings not workin...

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localguySep. 12, 12 7:05 AM

You can't really know what the numbers mean if they don't tell you how many colleges and universities were in each category.

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stjohnsonSep. 12, 12 7:37 AM

Seems like there is a category for every school.

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elmore1Sep. 12, 12 7:59 AM

You would think that with the high ranking for the business school that they would have the resources to figure out some ways to reduce or hold tuition steady. On a relative basis it is 10 times higher than the 70's.

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toner_04Sep. 12, 1210:06 AM

CSB and SJU should be ranked the same. They have the exact same academic curriculum. These rankings are totally wrong and don't mean anything those two being ranked differently shows that.

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unicorn4711Sep. 12, 1211:36 AM

Too many categories. I remember when I was a senior in high school. I wanted to know employment statistics for graduates. Only one engineering school was able to give me that. Everyone else kept saying "there is more to education than". Right. My top two schools, a small private one and the U of M TC, both couldn't understand why I would have it narrowed down to those two, as "they are so different." I wanted to know the return on investment. Factors like urban/rural and big campus/small campus only matter after you know the upfront employability of graduates. All these "best" categories conflate the real issue: do these students learn something that anyone wants to pay for in the future? Are their graduates in a good position to pay back loans in a promising career or are they deeply indebted and working at Starbucks and living in their parents' basement? I don't care about the "intangibles of the experience." It's not a cruise ship and we need to stop thinking of college the way we think of a honeymoon in the south pacific.

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oldmannickelSep. 12, 1212:25 PM

GO UMD!!! Job placement after college isn't necessarily all about the school you went to, where it ranked and how good your grades were... More often then not, it is all about who you know after school that can pull some strings to get you in the door on your way down your career path. All of my "career" jobs have fallen under the "who you know" category.

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stpaulisbestSep. 12, 12 1:37 PM

So, basically all of them, right? There's no context to this story. How does this help anyone?

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jcinmnSep. 12, 12 6:58 PM

localguy"You can't really know what the numbers mean if they don't tell you how many colleges and universities were in each category." go to US News and World Report and see for yourself. Minnesota was upstaged by virtually every Big Ten School. It's a shame that this university, one of the top research schools in the country in the 70's is now an also ran. Thanks Repugnicants

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vampress_meSep. 13, 12 9:53 AM

Yes, college-bound students, look outside the state. Just a small hint, but there is mich more to this world than MN. Even though many people here think this is the end-all be-all of the world, there is better elsewhere.

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