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10 Most Un-ranked Colleges and Universities

We’ve been talking a ton about the value of college rankings, and also posting a bunch of different lists–which schools have the most active students? The best food? The best spirit? The happiest students? The most students likely to become politicians? The lists and rankings are endless.

Still, one of the key things we try to keep in mind while writing about rankings is that there is so much more to a college education than where it ranks on an arbitrary list. There are plenty of schools that never make a list, and it’s not because they’re bad schools!

So, thanks to the folks at Gawker, we have a list of the 10 most unranked–you heard us–unranked colleges in America:

1. Madonna University
Quick fact-
 Beginning in May 2009, Madonna will offered its first doctorate, the Doctorate of Nursing Practice

2. Sherman College of Chiropractic
Quick fact- 
Sherman college offers the doctor of chiropractic degree. Surprise, surprise.

3. Kent State University – Geauga
Quick fact-
Kent State’s Geauga Campus is at the heart of Ohio’s maple syrup country in Geauga County.

4. Divine Word College
Quick fact- 
Divine Word undergraduate Roman Catholic seminary that educates young men for missionary vocations as priests and Brothers in the Society of the Divine Word.

5. Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Quick fact-
The university is organized into six schools that offer associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees in such areas as history, education, business, and nursing.

6. Cogswell Polytechnical College
Quick fact-
Cogswell Poly tech is a private college located in Sunnyvale, California.

7. Maharishi University of Management
Quick fact-
Maharishi was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a “consciousness-based education” system.

8. Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
Quick fact-
The leader is funeral and death education since 1882!

9. University of South Carolina – Aiken
Quick fact- Founded in 1961 in a historic mansion in downtown Aiken.

10. Sul Ross State University
Quick fact-
Sul Ross is named for former Texas governor, Civil War general Lawrence Sullivan Ross.

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