CBS News Lists Augustana as Best in South Dakota

The Administration building at Augustana University

A new article from CBS News lists Augustana University as the best college in the state of South Dakota.

The article, posted on, uses a recent analysis by Niche, a Pennsylvania-based data analytics website that reviews and ranks schools, colleges and neighborhoods.

"Niche ... dug into federal data on academics, admissions, financial value, and student life, along with millions of reviews from students and alumni, to come up with its [2017 Best Colleges] list," said. 

Nationwide, Niche ranked AU No. 160 among more than 1,600 four-year colleges and universities it assessed for 2017. Among other factors, Augustana ranked: 

  • No. 14 among the Best Christian Colleges in America 
  • No. 60 among the Best Small Colleges in America 
  • No. 112 among the Top Private Universities in America 

See Augustana's full rankings from Niche.

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