While we in Missoula love to toot our own horn about how amazing the University of Montana is, we can't deny that we share the same state with another equally impressive college. And Forbes seems to agree...

According to XL Country in Bozeman:

MSU recently earned the 325th spot on Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list, the highest rank of a public institution in Montana. MSU also ranked higher than many of its peer universities in the West, including Washington State University, Utah State University, Oregon State University and the University of Idaho.

The Forbes rankings are based on several factors, including student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt levels and graduation rates, according to the publication.

Way to go, Bobcats!