MONEY Magazine has released their annual listing of the best colleges in the Unites States. Time magazine analyzed for 2017 finding and listed the best college in each state. Here's what they found for South Dakota and the surrounding area.

  • The best college in South Dakota is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. SDSMN came in at number 307 on the overall list. Established in 1885, Mines continues to excel with it's focus on science and engineering.
  • The best college in Iowa is Iowa State University in Ames, IA. ISU is renowned for it's ag programs, but also it's math and science. It's also a leader in virtual reality according to the schools profile on MONEY.
  • The best college in Nebraska is Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. A leading teacher's college of the area, Wayne also many other programs. WSC is also the most affordable area college on the list with the estimated cost for the 2017-2017 school year at $16,500.
  • The best college in Minnesota is Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Biology, accounting and business leadership are among the strength at this school near St. Cloud, MN; northwest of Minneapolis. SJU was ranked at number 25 on the overall list.

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