U of M Crookston Ranks in Top 20 Among "The 30 Best Online Colleges for 2014" According to TheBestSchools.org

The University of Minnesota Crookston is ranked among the nation's best online colleges by TheBestSchools.org.  That organization's recent listing of colleges and universities that provide "a high-quality online education," places the U of M Crookston at #19.  Inclusion on the list is based on such factors as academic excellence, scholarly quality of faculty, online teaching methods, cost, reputation, awards, financial aid, and the number of degree programs.

To view the full list, go to www.thebestschools.org/rankings/30-best-online-colleges-2014.

TheBestSchools.org is an online resource for prospective students seeking a college degree. The organization notes that it includes traditional campus-based schools like the U of M Crookston only if they provide an extensive and well-rounded offering of online degree programs.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Andrew Svec, director of communications, marketing, and public relations, 218-281-8432 (asvec@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

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