By: News Intern Katherine Jones
BEMIDJI- Bemidji State University has received its highest ranking in the annual U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Colleges survey in the last six years. For a second consecutive year, it is tied for 22nd amongst the region’s top public universities.
Bemidji State has also climbed to tie for 92nd overall in the survey’s list of colleges and universities in the Midwest Region and is ranked 33rd as a top performer on social mobility among regional Midwest universities. BSU climbed 2 places in rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on September 9th, from a year ago, when the survey ranked it in a tie for 94th in the region.
BSU was recognized for the first time for advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants.
BSU has appeared on the U.S. News list of the Midwest region’s top colleges and universities each year since 2009. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings categorize schools based on mission according to classifications developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and, in some cases, by geography.