Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Value ranking will aid UIS recruitment, chancellor says

A recent survey recognizing the University of Illinois Springfield as one of the top college values in the country could sway students to UIS, chancellor Susan Koch said Tuesday.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for 2012 ranked UIS 85th among public colleges in the nation based on cost/financial aid, student debt, competitiveness, graduation rates and academic support. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (27th) was the only other college in the state to be ranked in the Top 100.

This was the first time UIS has been recognized by the magazine.

“There is no doubt this gives us a leg up on recruiting in the state,” Koch said. “Parents, students and teachers pay attention to this particular ranking.”

Fall enrollment at UIS in 2011 topped 5,000 students for the second year in a row.

The ranking was featured in an January 4, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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