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Morris Value Recognized in "America's Top Colleges"

Posted by Jenna Ray on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013

The University of Minnesota, Morris has again been included in Forbes magazine’s listing of “America’s Top Colleges.” The 2013 list ranks the 650 foremost institutions of higher education in the country. Rankings are based on assessments in the following five areas: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate, and nationally competitive awards.

Among non-military institutions for which figures were reported, Morris ranked eighth-lowest in cost nationally, and fourth-lowest in the Midwest. Morris was also the least expensive of the 17 Minnesota colleges on the list, with total annual costs of $23,013––less than half that of other highly ranked schools in the state. In overall rankings, Morris placed 89th in the Midwest and 386th in the nation.

“These rankings are further evidence that Morris is a superb educational value at a time when the price of a strong and distinctive liberal arts education is spiraling out of grasp for many families,” said Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson.

“America’s Top Colleges” rankings were compiled by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a nonprofit research center, in consultation with Forbes. Additional information on the listings and methodology is available at