A national publication has once again named an area college as one of the Best Value Schools in the Midwest.

In its annual rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranks Culver Stockton College in Canton 18th among Best Value Schools in the Midwest Region.
That’s nine spots higher than last year’s ranking.

Among schools in Missouri, Culver Stockton is fourth behind College of the Ozarks in Branson, Cottey College in Nevada and William Jewell College in Liberty.

U.S. News bases its rankings on academic quality as well as cost.