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VCSU named a ‘Hidden Gem’ in the Plains region by College Raptor

Sep 17, 2020

Valley City State University has been named one of the 2021 “Hidden Gems in the Plains Region” by College Raptor, a college search platform that serves students, parents and counselors.

VCSU is one of 21 Great Plains schools selected as a “Hidden Gem.” College Raptor uses publicly available data to evaluate each college. Factors include first-year retention rate, median ACT/SAT scores for incoming freshmen, average faculty salary, student-to-faculty ratio, admission selectivity, endowment per student and four- and six-year graduation rates.

All data used in the College Raptor Best Colleges rankings is self-reported by colleges to the National Center for Education Statistics.

The “Hidden Gem Colleges in the Plains Region” rankings can be found online at