The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) is a public, baccalaureate, coeducational institution and a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota.
As a four-year, public university with an enrollment of 1,600 students, UMC proudly carries on a tradition of a century of educational service to Northwestern Minnesota. Since its establishment as an institution of higher learning in 1966 and its transition to offering baccalaureate degree programs in 1993, UMC equips all students and faculty with laptop computers; provides individual attention that leads to success; and offers a hands-on approach that puts students ahead of the competition!
AQIP - Academic Quality Improvement Program
This program utilizes a continuous improvement process and provides an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an institution has continuous quality improvement activities and accreditation becomes a continuous process.
10-Year Accreditation, Blanket Approval for Online Degrees from Higher Learning Commission (2006)
It’s official: the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) has secured continued accreditation for the next 10 years, the maximum amount awarded, along with blanket approval for moving ahead with more online degrees.
UMC Accreditation Review
Accreditation is a process of reviewing the quality of higher education institutions. There is one type of accreditation at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.
UMC has been ranked a US News & World Report "Best College"
for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998 in the "Regional Colleges Midwest" category.
UMC's online programs earn the campus a listing in U.S.News and World Reports Inaugural Top Online Program Rankings in 2012.
U of M, Crookston Online Business Degree earns top five ranking from The Best Colleges
UMC earns placing among top 25 list of online programs by SuperScholar for 2012.
U of M, Crookston Named to 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction.
Yahoo! Internet Life Online ranked UMC the number 1 "Most Wired College in America" for 2000 in its category.
UMC received the Pioneer Award at the Fourth Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing in January 2001.
UMC's technology initiatives have been featured in The Wall Street Journal , Converge Magazine , Online Learning Magazine , and on Minnesota Public Radio.
Degree seeking*: 1802 (1328 full-time, 474 part-time)
Non-degree**: 962 (65 full-time, 897 part-time)
Degree seeking*: 1600 (1262 full-time, 338 part-time)
Non-degree**: 1053 (78 full-time, 975 part-time)
Degree seeking*: 1462 (1189 full-time, 272 part-time)
Non-degree**: 1066 (93 full-time, 973 part-time)
Degree seeking*: 1310 (1076 full-time, 234 part-time)
Non-degree**: 969 (76 full-time, 893 part-time)
Degree seeking*: 1207 (960 full-time, 247 part-time)
Non-degree**: 992 (100 full-time, 892 part-time)
Degree seeking*: 1142 (965 full-time, 177 part-time)
Non-degree**: 1204 (135 full-time, 1069 part-time)
Degree seeking*: 1053 (888 full-time, 165 part-time)
Non-degree**: 1361 (98 full-time, 1263 part-time)
For additional information see our Institutional Research site.
*Degree seeking students are full- or part-time students who are actively working to fulfill degree requirements. Full-time students are those carrying at least 12 credits per semester.
**Non-degree students include college in the high school students, post secondary enrollment option students, adult special students, and other general education students not officially enrolled in a degree program at UMC. Many of these students are enrolled in less than 6 credits, often taught off-campus.
From responses to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) completed in fall 2008, the U of M, Crookston compares favorably to or better than designated peer institutions in several measures of quality. A few highlights include:
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the University of Minnesota , Crookston is pleased to provide the following institutional information upon request: Graduation rates
Requests may be directed to:
Office of the Registrar
Hill Hall 7
University of Minnesota
Crookston, MN 56716
17 to 1 (2009-2011 three year average)
UMC is internationally known as the original "Laptop University". A notebook computer is provided to every full-time student through payment of a technology access fee.
Located at the northern edge of Crookston, the campus is comprised of 34 buildings on 108 acres (237 acres including the University of Minnesota Northwest Research and Outreach Center adjacent on the east).
In addition to teaching and research, outreach is a value integrated into UMC's educational mission. It is recognized as an interactive, collaborative process, supported by partnerships and multiple funding sources. In addition to these programs, the campus serves as a regional hub for other University of Minnesota programs and other collaborative and independent public service entities.
As of Fall Semester 2011, 600 students live on campus in residence halls and student apartments. Others live in off-campus housing. In spring of 2012, construction will begin on an additional residence hall, with completion expected in December of 2012.
More than 40 student clubs and organizations plan events and activities and provide professional development and leadership opportunities.
UMC is a member of the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).
Golden Eagle student athletes participate in eleven varsity sports:
Men - football, golf, basketball, and baseball
Women - volleyball, soccer, golf, basketball, fast pitch softball, tennis, and equestrian (western & hunt seat)
UMC also offers Club Hockey.
UMC follows a semester-based calendar.
Academic terms include:
UMC is follows a "traditional" admissions policy.
Learn more at the Office of Admissions.
The U of M, Crookston has restructured the tuition policy in favor of a flat-rate tuition strategy which makes all credits above 13 per semester tuition-free. Students taking 13 or more credits will pay a flat tuition rate of $3,458 per semester. Students taking 1 to 12 credits will be assessed $266 per credit. Students who take advantage of the flat rate and graduate in 4 years will pay significantly less and can save nearly $20,000. To graduate in 4 years at UMC, a student, on average, must complete 15-16 credits per semester.
Find more tuition and costs details at the Business Affairs Office.