U.S. News lists St. Kate's among Minnesota's "Best Colleges" in 2018 rankings

Photo by Rebecca Slater '10, By Rebecca Studios

Photo by Rebecca Slater '10 / By Rebecca Studios

In the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2018" rankings released today, St. Catherine University is tied with Bethel University for the highest ranking Minnesota institution in the category “Best Regional Universities – Midwest.”

Overall on the list of 165 "Best Midwest Regional Universities," St. Kate's has moved up to 11th place in a five-way tie with four other Midwest regional universities.

According to U.S. News, rankings are based on several key measures of quality, including graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumnae giving.

St. Kate's has, again, the highest racial diversity index among all four-year public and private not-for-profit institutions in Minnesota.

St. Kate's is also listed as a "Best Value College" and, as in years past, named on the "A+ Options for B Students" list.

Minnesota institutions ranked in Regional Universities — Midwest

  • 11. St. Catherine University and Bethel University (tie)
  • 16. Hamline University
  • 29. Augsburg University
  • 34. College of St. Scholastica
  • 47. St. Mary's University