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​NSU receives regional ranking for sixth straight year
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been recognized as one of the top regional colleges in the Midwest for the sixth straight year.

NSU is ranked third in the Top Public Regional Colleges: Midwest category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges. In the larger Best Regional Colleges: Midwest category, Northern is tied for 56th.

This is the sixth year in a row that the university has received the honor from U.S. News and World Report. In those six years, Northern has achieved enrollment levels not seen in decades; completed major campus renovation projects; increased its number of international students as well as students studying abroad; and attracted national speakers and artists. Most recently, NSU unveiled its new International Sculpture Garden and announced plans to expand the Johnson Fine Arts Center.
“This just shows that our continued commitment to excellence in all areas – from student achievement to campus enhancement – is being recognized,” said NSU President Dr. Jim Smith. “Our pride increases every year we are named to this prestigious list.”
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