October 21, 2022

Mayville State University has ranked highest of North Dakota’s public colleges and universities on the WalletHub 2023 Best College & University Rankings report. In the state comparison, MSU ranked first in the state in the admission rate subcategory.

To determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates, WalletHub compared more than 900 higher education institutions in the U.S. across 30 key measures. The data set is grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing, and Career Outcomes. The metrics range from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance.

Recognizing the challenge of predicting future outcomes, WalletHub’s Best Colleges ranking also analyzes post-attendance metrics - the student-loan default rate and the share of former students out-earning high school graduates, for instance - to show the value of the education students can expect to receive beyond their undergraduate studies.

The full study can be seen at https://wallethub.com/edu/e/college-rankings/40750.