Here are our 2017 rankings of U.S. public colleges from top to bottom

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Source: Business First

Here are Business First's top-to-bottom 2017 rankings of 499 U.S. public colleges. The first 250 schools are listed in numerical order, followed by the lower echelon of 249 schools in alphabetical order.

Click on any of the top 250 colleges to see its statistical profile.


TOP 250 (national ranks 1-250)

• 1. University of Michigan (Michigan)

• 2. University of North Carolina (North Carolina)

• 3. University of California-Berkeley (California)

• 4. University of Virginia (Virginia)

• 5. University of California-Los Angeles (California)

• 6. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia)

• 7. University of Washington (Washington)

• 8. University of Illinois (Illinois)

• 9. University of Maryland (Maryland)

• 10. College of William and Mary (Virginia)

• 11. University of California-San Diego (California)

• 12. University of Florida (Florida)

• 13. University of Wisconsin (Wisconsin)

• 14. University of Texas (Texas)

• 15. University of Minnesota (Minnesota)

• 16. University of Connecticut (Connecticut)

• 17. Binghamton University (New York)

• 18. Colorado School of Mines (Colorado)

• 19. University of California-Irvine (California)

• 20. Ohio State University (Ohio)

• 21. University of Georgia (Georgia)

• 22. University of Delaware (Delaware)

• 23. University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)

• 24. Stony Brook University (New York)

• 25. Rutgers University (New Jersey)

• 26. University at Buffalo (New York)

• 27. University of California-Davis (California)

• 28. Purdue University (Indiana)

• 29. Florida State University (Florida)

• 30. North Carolina State University (North Carolina)

• 31. Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania)

• 32. College of New Jersey (New Jersey)

• 33. Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia)

• 34. University of Iowa (Iowa)

• 35. University of California-Santa Barbara (California)

• 36. Texas A&M University (Texas)

• 37. Indiana University (Indiana)

• 38. Clemson University (South Carolina)

• 39. Baruch College (New York)

• 40. University of Vermont (Vermont)

• 41. University of Massachusetts (Massachusetts)

• 42. Michigan State University (Michigan)

• 43. Miami University (Ohio) (Ohio)

• 44. University of Texas at Dallas (Texas)

• 45. Virginia Military Institute (Virginia)

• 46. University of Missouri (Missouri)

• 47. University of South Carolina (South Carolina)

• 48. University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma)

• 49. James Madison University (Virginia)

• 50. George Mason University (Virginia)

• 51. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo(California)

• 52. SUNY Geneseo (New York)

• 53. University at Albany (New York)

• 54. Iowa State University (Iowa)

• 55. University of Colorado (Colorado)

• 56. University of Maryland Baltimore County (Maryland)

• 57. Auburn University (Alabama)

• 58. University of South Florida (Florida)

• 59. University of Illinois at Chicago (Illinois)

• 60. Arizona State University (Arizona)

• 61. University of Kansas (Kansas)

• 62. University of Utah (Utah)

• 63. Truman State University (Missouri)

• 64. Citadel Military College of South Carolina (South Carolina)

• 65. University of New Hampshire (New Hampshire)

• 66. New College of Florida (Florida)

• 67. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry(New York)

• 68. St. Mary's College of Maryland (Maryland)

• 69. Ramapo College of New Jersey (New Jersey)

• 70. Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri)

• 71. Rutgers University-Newark (New Jersey)

• 72. University of Washington Bothell (Washington)

• 73. Temple University (Pennsylvania)

• 74. University of Alabama (Alabama)

• 75. University of Wyoming (Wyoming)

• 76. University of Mississippi (Mississippi)

• 77. SUNY New Paltz (New York)

• 78. University of Arkansas (Arkansas)

• 79. San Diego State University (California)

• 80. University of Oregon (Oregon)

• 81. University of California-Santa Cruz (California)

• 82. University of Central Florida (Florida)

• 83. Louisiana State University (Louisiana)

• 84. University of California-Riverside (California)

• 85. University of Arizona (Arizona)

• 86. University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Massachusetts)

• 87. University of Nebraska (Nebraska)

• 88. University of Missouri-Kansas City (Missouri)

• 89. University of Minnesota-Morris (Minnesota)

• 90. University of Alabama at Birmingham (Alabama)

• 91. Colorado State University (Colorado)

• 92. University of Tennessee (Tennessee)

• 93. Texas Tech University (Texas)

• 94. Queens College (New York)

• 95. University of North Carolina at Wilmington (North Carolina)

• 96. Illinois State University (Illinois)

• 97. Towson University (Maryland)

• 98. Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Massachusetts)

• 99. Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma)

• 100. City College of New York (New York)

• 101. Rutgers University-Camden (New Jersey)

• 102. Hunter College (New York)

• 103. University of Illinois at Springfield (Illinois)

• 104. Oregon State University (Oregon)

• 105. New Jersey Institute of Technology (New Jersey)

• 106. West Virginia University (West Virginia)

• 107. University of Hawaii at Manoa (Hawaii)

• 108. Rowan University (New Jersey)

• 109. University of Louisville (Kentucky)

• 110. Michigan Technological University (Michigan)

• 111. University of Kentucky (Kentucky)

• 112. Appalachian State University (North Carolina)

• 113. SUNY College at Oneonta (New York)

• 114. College at Brockport (New York)

• 115. University of Houston (Texas)

• 116. University of North Dakota (North Dakota)

• 117. Washington State University (Washington)

• 118. University of Mary Washington (Virginia)

• 119. University of Washington Tacoma (Washington)

• 120. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico)

• 121. Brooklyn College (New York)

• 122. University of Idaho (Idaho)

• 123. University of North Carolina at Charlotte (North Carolina)

• 124. Mississippi State University (Mississippi)

• 125. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Wisconsin)

• 126. Christopher Newport University (Virginia)

• 127. SUNY Oswego (New York)

• 128. California State University-Long Beach (California)

• 129. West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)

• 130. College of Charleston (South Carolina)

• 131. Georgia State University (Georgia)

• 132. University of Rhode Island (Rhode Island)

• 133. University of Colorado Denver (Colorado)

• 134. Florida International University (Florida)

• 135. Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)

• 136. University of North Texas (Texas)

• 137. North Dakota State University (North Dakota)

• 138. Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana)

• 139. SUNY Plattsburgh (New York)

• 140. University of Alabama in Huntsville (Alabama)

• 141. California State University-Fullerton (California)

• 142. Kansas State University (Kansas)

• 143. San Jose State University (California)

• 144. SUNY Cortland (New York)

• 145. Montclair State University (New Jersey)

• 146. University of South Dakota (South Dakota)

• 147. University of Cincinnati (Ohio)

• 148. University of Massachusetts-Boston (Massachusetts)

• 149. East Carolina University (North Carolina)

• 150. University of Northern Iowa (Iowa)

• 151. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)

• 152. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona(California)

• 153. SUNY Maritime College (New York)

• 154. Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia)

• 155. Purchase College (New York)

• 156. Ohio University (Ohio)

• 157. Stockton University (New Jersey)

• 158. University of Missouri-St Louis (Missouri)

• 159. Texas State University (Texas)

• 160. Eastern Connecticut State University (Connecticut)

• 161. University of North Florida (Florida)

• 162. Lehman College (New York)

• 163. Farmingdale State College (New York)

• 164. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Wisconsin)

• 165. Salisbury University (Maryland)

• 166. University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (Pennsylvania)

• 167. University of Alaska Fairbanks (Alaska)

• 168. Western Washington University (Washington)

• 169. Radford University (Virginia)

• 170. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (New York)

• 171. Ball State University (Indiana)

• 172. Western Carolina University (North Carolina)

• 173. University of New Mexico (New Mexico)

• 174. Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College(Pennsylvania)

• 175. University of Michigan-Dearborn (Michigan)

• 176. Grand Valley State University (Michigan)

• 177. University of Nevada-Reno (Nevada)

• 178. South Dakota State University (South Dakota)

• 179. University of Texas at Arlington (Texas)

• 180. University of Nebraska at Omaha (Nebraska)

• 181. University of North Carolina at Asheville (North Carolina)

• 182. SUNY Fredonia (New York)

• 183. California State University-East Bay (California)

• 184. SUNY College at Old Westbury (New York)

• 185. Winona State University (Minnesota)

• 186. University of North Carolina at Greensboro (North Carolina)

• 187. Georgia Southern University (Georgia)

• 188. Minnesota State University-Mankato (Minnesota)

• 189. University of Maine (Maine)

• 190. Central Connecticut State University (Connecticut)

• 191. San Francisco State University (California)

• 192. University of Minnesota-Duluth (Minnesota)

• 193. Northern Illinois University (Illinois)

• 194. Georgia College and State University (Georgia)

• 195. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York)

• 196. Montana State University (Montana)

• 197. Eastern Illinois University (Illinois)

• 198. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Illinois)

• 199. University of Baltimore (Maryland)

• 200. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis(Indiana)

• 201. Westfield State University (Massachusetts)

• 202. Sam Houston State University (Texas)

• 203. Texas A&M University-Commerce (Texas)

• 204. University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Wisconsin)

• 205. University of Nebraska at Kearney (Nebraska)

• 206. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Illinois)

• 207. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Wisconsin)

• 208. University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Louisiana)

• 209. Old Dominion University (Virginia)

• 210. Plymouth State University (New Hampshire)

• 211. Wichita State University (Kansas)

• 212. University of Memphis (Tennessee)

• 213. Winthrop University (South Carolina)

• 214. Worcester State University (Massachusetts)

• 215. Salem State University (Massachusetts)

• 216. University of Southern Mississippi (Mississippi)

• 217. California State University-Dominguez Hills (California)

• 218. Minnesota State University-Moorhead (Minnesota)

• 219. Missouri State University (Missouri)

• 220. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg (Florida)

• 221. University of West Florida (Florida)

• 222. Northern Arizona University (Arizona)

• 223. Florida A&M University (Florida)

• 224. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (Massachusetts)

• 225. Keene State College (New Hampshire)

• 226. Utah State University (Utah)

• 227. Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts)

• 228. Valley City State University (North Dakota)

• 229. Western Michigan University (Michigan)

• 230. Eastern Michigan University (Michigan)

• 231. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (South Dakota)

• 232. Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)

• 233. Minot State University (North Dakota)

• 234. Florida Atlantic University (Florida)

• 235. SUNY Potsdam (New York)

• 236. Kent State University (Ohio)

• 237. Pittsburg State University (Kansas)

• 238. Midwestern State University (Texas)

• 239. Wayne State University (Michigan)

• 240. Fitchburg State University (Massachusetts)

• 241. Portland State University (Oregon)

• 242. California State University-San Marcos (California)

• 243. Bowling Green State University (Ohio)

• 244. California State University-Chico (California)

• 245. University of Minnesota-Crookston (Minnesota)

• 246. University of Montana (Montana)

• 247. California State University-Fresno (California)

• 248. California State University-Monterey Bay (California)

• 249. Murray State University (Kentucky)

• 250. Middle Tennessee State University (Tennessee)

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