Illinois State University has maintained its standing among the top 100 public colleges in the United States, despite a slight drop in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.
ISU is rated No. 91 among public universities, down from 83rd last year. Illinois State received high marks for smaller class sizes, as one-third of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
ISU’s graduation rate also remains well above the national average. The university’s six-year graduation rate is 72 percent.
“Illinois State University remains strong and stable, and the numbers show that people are aware of the excellent education we continue to provide,” said ISU President Larry Dietz. “These rankings are another reminder that Illinois State is a leader in public education.”
U.S. News & World Report ranks schools on a range of factors, including graduation and retention rates, student excellence, faculty and financial resources and alumni giving.
Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington ranked No. 72 for best liberal arts colleges in the country.
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