GRAND FORKS-A list of the best universities in the country ranked the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University near the bottom third.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UND 205th out of 312 national universities for 2019. The school ranked 112 out of 132 top public schools.
The University of Minnesota-Crookston ranked second in regional colleges in the Midwest and has been among the best three schools for 22 years straight.
NDSU was ranked at 215 in national universities and 121 in top public schools.
The study looks at graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student performance, financial resources and alumni giving.