UNI ranks No. 2 among top Midwest public universities according to U.S. News & World Report

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa ranked No. 2 in the “Best Regional Universities (Midwest)” category for public universities, according U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook. UNI was also ranked No. 20 overall on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities.

“It is a tremendous honor to see UNI among the best public institutions of higher learning in the Midwest,” said UNI Interim President Jim Wohlpart. “It is a true testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff here at UNI. Each of them is committed to providing an outstanding education for our students, and this prestigious ranking only further validates their efforts.”

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 colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges. UNI's other national rankings and awards can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/national-rankings-and-honors.


Jim Wohlpart, UNI interim president, 319-273-2566, jim.wohlpart@uni.edu

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, blake.ruane@uni.edu