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U-S News Ranks ISU Highly

Ralph Weisheit

Illinois State University has improved its U-S News and World Report ranking by one place.

The school is the 78th best public university this year.

ISU Strengths include a high number of classes with fewer than 20 students, an increase in the graduation rate, student retention, and student selectivity.

The 73% graduation rate is far above the national average of 60% for public Universities monitored by the U-S Education Department.

A third of ISU classes have fewer than 20 students.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz said this year's U.S. News and World Report ranking is a reminder "ISU is a leader in public education."

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.