University ranks among the top

2009 BannersU.S. News & World Report magazine has again named UW-Eau Claire among the best public regional universities in the Midwest.

The 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” ranks UW-Eau Claire No. 5 in the Midwest among public institutions and 24th among both public and private Midwestern universities in the “Regional Universities” category. The publication has ranked UW-Eau Claire among the top public institutions in the Midwest every year since 1995.

UW-Eau Claire also was named a 2011 Best Midwestern Co llege this summer by The Princeton Review, a New York City-based education services company. The university was one of 152 schools in a 12-state region to receive the designation.