Following are some of the best universities in the state of Minnesota:

Bethel University - It is a top-ranked, evangelical Christian university based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bethel is the largest institution in the 13-member Christian College Consortium.

Capella University - It is a fully accredited university offering accredited degree programs for a wide variety of subjects. The University is chosen as an original participant in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of The North Central Association's Higher Learning Commission.

Concordia University Saint Paul - It is a Christian liberal arts university, one of 10 owned and operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - It is one of the seven Lasallian colleges and universities in the United States. USA Today cited SMU for high NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) scores in the areas of active and supportive faculty, student engagement, and learning environment.

University of Minnesota, Crookston - The Princeton Review has named U of M, Crookston one of "Best in the Midwest" for fourth consecutive year.

University of Minnesota Duluth - It is consistently ranked among the top midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

University of Minnesota Morris - It has been recognized us as a best buy for students by Forbes. In addition the University was named to the 2010 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - It is ranked 28th in the world and 9th among the top U.S. public research universities out of 500 universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010.

Bemidji State University - The University has earned a place in the top tier of America's colleges and universities in the Midwest region. Bemidji State maintains memberships in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, as well as with several national accrediting professional associations.

Metropolitan State University - The University has been nationally recognized for its teaching excellence. In 1995, Metropolitan State won the prestigious Hesburgh award for its continuing focus on improving teaching.

Minnesota State University, Mankato - The College of Business MBA program is listed among the nation's “Best 296 Business Schools” by the Princeton Review. The listing is based on surveys of 19,000 students attending the 290 schools, and on school-reported data.

Minnesota State University Moorhead - The University's graphic design program is ranked as one of the top 35 in the United States by Upper & Lowercase Magazine.

Southwest Minnesota State University - It is a fully accredited liberal arts institution and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

St. Cloud State University - It is a member of many academic and professional associations, including American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.

Winona State University - It is ranked among the top 50 public and private institutions in the Midwest in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges”.

Walden University - It is placed among the top 15 online universities in the 2009 online university ranking (OEDb).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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