UNI named top regional public university

Aerial shot of UNI's campus

"Consistently being honored as one of the best public institutions of higher learning in the Midwest is a tremendous honor," said UNI President Mark Nook.

The University of Northern Iowa ranked No. 2 in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2018" guidebook. UNI was also ranked No. 25 overall on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities.

"Consistently being honored as one of the best public institutions of higher learning in the Midwest is a tremendous honor," said UNI President Mark Nook. "It is recognition of the commitment by our faculty and staff to ensure that every student reaches their educational, professional and personal life goals. Thanks to the hard work of our students, faculty and staff, UNI consistently outperforms expected outcomes."

The magazine's ranking criteria include peer assessment, academic reputation, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, graduation-rate performance and alumni giving rate.

For more information about the college rankings, visit www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings. UNI's other national rankings and awards can be found at uni.edu/resources/national-rankings-and-honors.

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