Valley City  (VCSU)  Valley City State University has announced that it has been ranked as the top regional public college in North Dakota by U.S. News and World Report.

VCSU President Alan LaFave says, “We are so pleased to be nationally recognized for our commitment to quality educational experiences.VCSU has been listed as one of the top colleges in the Midwest for 24 years running, and we are proud to continue that tradition.”

The report is based on retention, peer reviews, graduate rates, measures of student excellence, alumni giving rates and the educational expenditure per student.

VCSU was ranked No. 2 in the Midwest category of public regional colleges. The Midwest region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.