Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota was once again ranked in the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of best colleges and universities in the nation. Saint Mary’s was ranked 50th in the Best Regional Universities of the Midwest category of the U.S. News Best Colleges 2019 guidebook, among a list of 165 schools ranked in this category. Saint Mary’s was also ranked 49th in the U.S. News category of Best Value Schools Regional Universities of the Midwest, among a list of 75 schools ranked in this category. The annual rankings are available at

“We appreciate these rankings because we know that U.S. News & World Report is a source that many students and families look to when comparing higher education institutions,” said Father James P. Burns, president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. “The report includes such areas as retention and graduation rates, strength of faculty, and employment outcomes, all of which are topics important to students, their families, and all of us at Saint Mary’s. It’s imperative for us to be constantly improving in order to provide the best possible formative and educational experience.”

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