NSU receives regional ranking for Midwest universities

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been recognized among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.

NSU tied for number 99 on the Regional Universities Midwest list on the 2018 rankings, released Tuesday, Sept. 12. That’s up from 103 last year. On the smaller Top Public Schools list within the regional universities category, NSU tied for number 26 in the Midwest – up from 29 last year.

This is the 10th straight year NSU has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report. However, last year NSU’s category moved up from Regional Colleges to Regional Universities.

U.S. News defines regional universities as those offering a broad range of undergraduate degrees; some master's degrees; but few, if any, doctoral programs. Regional colleges, according to the U.S. News explanation of rankings, focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts programs.

NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs said the improved rankings verify the good things happening at NSU.

“This is proof of our positive momentum – which is an all-out effort from our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community,” Downs said.

For more information on the rankings, visit the 2018 Best Colleges page online.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions