Cedar Rapids Gazette: Reversing some of its recent downturns, the University of Iowa has made among one of the biggest gains nationally in the “2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges” rankings made public today. The UI had slipped last year from No. 84 among national universities to No. 88. But it jumped five spots to No. 83 in the new rankings. The University of Northern Iowa also made gains this year in U.S. News’ regional Midwest rankings, from No. 24 to No. 19. It remained stable as the No. 2 public campus in the Midwest. Iowa State University was the only of the three state institutions to slip in the rankings — dropping from No. 118 to No. 122 among all national universities and from No. 54 to No. 58 among just the public schools ranked nationally.