Thursday, September 15, 2011

UIS makes U.S. News list of top schools

U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked the University of Illinois Springfield as the top regional public university in the state of Illinois and the fourth best public university in that category in the entire Midwest.

This is the fourth straight year that UIS has achieved those rankings in the magazine’s annual lists of “America’s Best Colleges.”

The 2012 rankings placed UIS at 28 on a list of 155 top public and private colleges and universities in the 12-state Midwest region that includes, in addition to Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota.

“We are proud to be among the best in the country as we continue to strive towards helping more students obtain a high-quality education,” said UIS Chancellor Susan Koch. “Our ranking is a reflection of the commitment to students that is central to the work of our faculty and staff and to the quality of educational experience that we continually strive to provide.”

The ranking was featured in an September 15, 2011 story in The State Journal-Register.

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