EUGENE, Ore., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in Minnesota for 2017.
Minnesota has been ranked as one of the most well-run states in the country due to its economic health and functional governance. Part of that success in administration can be seen in its focus on education. The state has put a high priority on getting a college education for as many state residents as possible, with a special emphasis on poor and minority students.
"Tuition keeps getting more expensive, but the importance of a degree in our technology-focused economy keeps growing too," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "In a situation like this, it's important to do your research. You need to make sure that you find the college that's right for you, in terms of academics and student life, as well as finances."
College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality, student body diversity, and return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.
The ranking for the 25 Best Colleges in Minnesota finds Carleton College in the top spot. Macalester College is in second, and University of Minnesota Twin Cities rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Bethany Lutheran College
College of Saint Benedict
Concordia College at Moorhead
Concordia University-Saint Paul
Gustavus Adolphus College
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Saint John's University
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Southwest Minnesota State University
St Catherine University
St Olaf College
The College of Saint Scholastica
University of Minnesota-Crookston
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Morris
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Northwestern-St Paul
University of St Thomas
Winona State University
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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