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Year after year, the University of St. Francis is listed in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” as a “best college” in The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges: Region by Region” edition, as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and a College of Distinction by

While the national rankings are driven by quantitative data, the College of Distinction designation speaks to USF’s quality, particularly the ability to help students grow intellectually, become engaged in learning within and outside the classroom and succeed upon graduation. Learn more about these honors and the ranking organizations:
U.S. News & World Report – Best Midwest Regional Universities (2008-2018)
U.S. News & World Report – Best Grad Schools (2016-2017)
U.S. News & World Report – Best Online Programs (2013-2018)
U.S. News & World Report – Best Value Schools (2017-2018)
Princeton Review (2008-2018)
Military Friendly School (2011-2018)
Military Advanced Education (2014-2018)
Colleges of Distinction (2011-2018)
Money Magazine - Best Colleges for Your Money - #1 Privat Master's Institution in Illinois (2017)
College Consensus - Best Colleges in Illinois (2017-2018)
College Consensus - Best Catholic Colleges and Universities (2018)
College Consensus - Best Colleges & Universities (2018)
College Consensus - Best Midwest Universities (2018) – Best Online Master's for Nursing Administration - #2 (2017) - Top Online Health Administration Programs - #24 (2017) - Best 4 Year Colleges in Illinois (2017)
Online MBA Today - Top Online MBA Programs in Illinois - #7 (2017-2018)

Other Accolades

  • In its national ranking of U.S. nursingschools, Nursing Schools Almanac ranks USF’s Leach College of Nursing in three separate listings, including #10 overall in the Great Lakes region, #31 among private nursing schools and #63 nursing school in the country.(2016)
  • In its Student Success Ratings, national research firm, Eduventures named the University of St. Francis among the Top 20 National Private Masters Institutions in the U.S. (2016)
  • Master’s Program Guide placed the M.S. in Education-Reading Specialist program at USF among its top 50 colleges and universities offering online master’s degrees in education for 2017.
  • Learn How to Become ranked USF 7th on its 2017 list of “Best 4-Year Colleges in Illinois.” The list was calculated using important factors like tuition cost, alumni earnings, financial aid availability, student-to-teacher ratio, graduation rate and more.

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