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UMM ranked among top five public liberal arts colleges in the nation

Posted by Judy Riley on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006


The University of Minnesota, Morris is again ranked among the top five public liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S.News & World Report in its 2007 rankings of "America's Best Colleges." This is the sixth consecutive year that UMM has achieved this status and has been the only college in the Midwest on the list.

"We are extremely pleased that the University of Minnesota, Morris continues to rank among the top public liberal arts colleges in the country," said UMM Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson. "This highly visible public recognition of the remarkable qualities of our college validates what all of us associated with UMM already know: our educational programs, our students, faculty and staff members are truly outstanding. We are, simply, an excellent choice."

Other colleges included in the top five listing of public liberal arts colleges are New College of Florida, Virginia Military Institute, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of North Carolina-Asheville.

Among criteria that the rankings considered, 87 percent of UMM's faculty are full-time, and only three percent of classes at UMM number more than 50 students. Sixty-nine percent of the courses have fewer than 20 students. Student to faculty ratio at UMM is 12:1.