UNL’s college ranking drops

A magazine says the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the 47th-best public university and that Creighton University is the best regional university in the Midwest.

The rankings from U.S. News & World report were released Tuesday. Regional universities are ones that have a full range of undergraduate and master's programs but a limited number of doctoral programs.

The ranking of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln places it among the top one-quarter of all public universities in the country. Last year, UNL was ranked 43rd.

It's the eighth year in a row Creighton has been ranked No. 1. Creighton also was recognized as the best value in the Midwest among regional universities for giving students the best returns on their tuition investments.