Winona, Minnesota (WXOW) - For the 9th year in a row Winona State University is ranked highly among public universities.
WSU is ranked second among public universities in Minnesota in the Midwest category of "Best Regional Universities" in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of "Best Colleges."
The university is ranked seventh overall in Minnesota, 15th among public universities in the Midwest, and as the 58th regional university in the Midwest, up from 62 in 2012.
Of the 107 institutions ranked in the Midwest category, seven are public institutions located in Minnesota; of these, six are members of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. WSU is the highest-ranked MnSCU institution.
U.S. News & World Report ranks more than 1,600 schools nationwide, including 625 regional universities divided into four geographic categories (North, South, Midwest and West). The rankings compare accredited four-year schools on a set of up to 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.
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