College Choice Releases 2017 Rankings of the Best Colleges in Five Mountain States


EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 22, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published rankings of the 6 Best Colleges in Idaho, the 8 Best Colleges in Montana, the 5 Best Colleges in New Mexico, the 7 Best Colleges in Utah, and the 2 Best Colleges in Wyoming.
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From the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, to the arid deserts of the Southwest, the mountain zone of the United States presents spectacular views and places. It is also home to a wide array of cultures and lifestyles, visible in the diversity of colleges in this region. There are large research universities and small liberal arts schools, religious and secular, public and private. 

“College Choice has been ranking the best colleges in every state, in order to help local residents—or prospective residents—figure out what their options are in higher education,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “Big national rankings tend to obscure smaller gems, and those gems show up in these five mountain-zone rankings in a big way.”

College Choice developed its lists by looking at traditional metrics of institutional excellence such as student-to-faculty ratio, incoming student test scores, and regional accreditation according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report. College Choice also incorporated data on return on investment, or the difference between tuition costs and expected early career salary, found on Payscale.

The ranking for the 6 Best Colleges in Idaho finds BYU-Idaho in the top spot. Northwest Nazarene University is in second, and University of Idaho rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Boise State University
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Idaho State University
Northwest Nazarene University
The College of Idaho
University of Idaho

The ranking for the 8 Best Colleges in Montana finds Carroll College in the top spot. Montana Tech of the University of Montana is in second, and Montana State University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Carroll College
Montana State University
Montana State University Billings
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Rocky Mountain College
The University of Montana Western
University of Great Falls
University of Montana

The ranking for the 5 Best Colleges in New Mexico finds New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in the top spot. University of New Mexico is in second, and New Mexico State University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Eastern New Mexico University
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
New Mexico State University
St. John’s College
University of New Mexico

The ranking for the 7 Best Colleges in Utah finds BYU-Provo in the top spot. University of Utah is in second, and Westminster College rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Brigham Young University-Provo
Neumont University
Southern Utah University
University of Utah
Utah State University
Weber State University
Westminster College

The ranking for the 2 Best Colleges in Wyoming lists University of Wyoming in first place, and leaves unranked the only other four-year college in the state—the newly-founded Wyoming Catholic College.

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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Christian Amondson, Managing Editor, College Choice
Web: http://collegechoice.net 
Email: 172918@email4pr.com 
Phone: (541) 255-3801

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