The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University are among six Minnesota institutions to make a list of Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the US.

For their 35th year, the U.S. News & World Report ranked the best liberal art colleges in the country based on 15 different measures of academic quality such as average ACT/SAT scores of admitted students, student-faculty ratios and graduation rates. For valid comparison, schools were grouped into 1 of 10 categories including National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, and Regional Colleges.

Six Minnesota schools -- including two in Central Minnesota -- made the list of Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. They are:

You can see the full list of rankings here.

Additionally, five Minnesota schools made the list of Best National Colleges in the U.S. They are:

See the full list of rankings here.

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